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Archive: May 2017

Audio Interference 34: Propaganda Party Highlights

This episode features excerpts from Mike Clemow’s interviews with members of our community, which were broadcast live on Radio Free Gowanus throughout our “Building Resistance” propaganda party on March 5.

Interference Archive is Growing! We could use your help!

Over the past six years, Interference Archive’s collection has grown thanks to almost 400 donations from individuals and groups who have shared what they’ve created or collected —boxes of books, bags of buttons, piles of t-shirts, and tubes of posters. Along with this growing archive of social movement culture, we’ve been putting on more events and a wider variety of exhibitions; our calendar showed twenty events in 2012, our first full year of operations, and in 2016 we wrapped up the year with over eighty. Our community has also grown—we have dozens of volunteers, our regular financial sustainer base has continued to increase, and the number of visitors from around the world that we meet during our open hours grows month over month.


For the May 2017 colloquium, Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene, Interference Archive volunteers Nora Almeida and Jen Hoyer gave a talk and also put together a zine — the Anthropozine, obviously — of their annotated bibliography on reframing the ways we think about the anthropocene and the role of archives in this era. Download the zine at http://interferencearchive.org/wp-content/uploads/AnthropoZINE.pdf | More »

Cataloging Party!

Thursday, June 8, 6-9pm

We meet twice a month at Interference Archive to catalog our collection. Join catalogers — old and new — to learn the ropes of cataloging in our online catalog.

Interference Archive featured on “Call & Response”

Interference Archive is featured in Episode 8 of Call & Response, a documentary web series focusing on political discourse with artists, intellectuals, writers, politicians, and everyday people. Interference volunteers Louise Barry and Amy Roberts spoke to Call & Response about our current exhibition, Finally Got the News, as well as the uses, meaning, and purpose of propaganda.

Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up

Exhibition Dates: June 1 – October 29, 2017
Exhibition Opening: June 1, 7-10pm

Interference Archive’s summer 2017 exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up focuses on organized responses to gender and sexual violence. The primary goal of this exhibition is to highlight a variety of ways that individuals and communities have responded to sexual violence with creative and powerful grassroots and non-institutional justice and healing practices.

Counter Narrative

Thursday, June 15, 6-8pm

Join us for a showcase of the podcasts from the Willie Mae Rock Camp 2017 Arts & Activism fellows! The teens have been learning about the powerful combination of music and social justice and this year’s podcast will examine the concept of the counter-narrative.

More Radical Playdates

Sunday, April 2, 1–3pm
Sunday, April 30, 10am-12pm
Saturday, June 10, 1-3pm

Parents, kids, and families! Our first Radical Playdate was so popular that we planned 3 more! In this “now more than ever” moment we’re exploring ways to be more family-inclusive in hopes of growing our community. We would love for you to be a part of it.

Audio Interference 33: Language Activism in NYC

“What we’re doing with Kichwa Hatari is we’re activating people first, because the language won’t rescue itself. We have to rely on people to rescue a language.” -Charlie Uruchima

Interference Archive at Ace Hotel Gallery: Fair Food Nation

May 4 – 31, 2017
This exhibition is located in the Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, 20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001.

This exhibition explores the intersection of local, national and global food issues through a presentation of archival ephemera documenting food’s integral role in the pursuit of social, racial and economic justice.