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Archive: Mar 2018

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Editathon 2018

We had a great time at our third annual Art + Feminism editathon on March 18, 2018. Approximately 20 people came to edit; we used material from the archive to edit articles about Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Karen Archey, Ann Messner, Roberta Smith, Nina Chanel Abney, Sally Heller, Olia Lialina, Griselda Pollock, and many more.

Check out a few photos from our event:

Mayday Propaganda Party

Sunday, April 29, 2018
2–6pm

Join us on the Sunday before Mayday for a Propaganda Party featuring militant 1968 graphics revamped for contemporary struggles. We’ll be screenprinting, block-printing, sign making, and button making. Bring ideas, shirts, fabric for patches, and anything else you want to contribute.

Audio Interference 49: Ryan Wong and Basement Workshop

“All the messages from pop culture present Asian American as an apolitical thing. It was really shocking and liberating to find out that actually, Asian American politics was rooted in radical organizing and rooted in grassroots arts movements.” — Ryan Wong

Advocacy On-Air: Transcript of a Discussion on Radio Activism

Audio Interference – the biweekly podcast produced by Interference Archive – launched its third season in October 2017. To mark the occasion, we hosted Advocacy On-Air, a panel discussion on the use of radio as a political medium and a community building tool.  The event took place on October 16, 2017 at Starr Bar in | More »

Bones of Contention: A Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, April 17, 7pm

Please join filmmaker Andrea Weiss and Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, for a screening and discussion of Weiss’s recent film, Bones of Contention (2017). Bones of Contention is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of lesbians and gays under Franquismo. Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Today the families of the desaparecidos lead a grassroots effort to uncover and identify the bones of their loved ones, despite opposition from the Spanish government.

Geofuturism, or learning to let go and love other worlds: a discussion of sociotechnical possibilities and life beyond fossil capitalism

Thursday, April 19, 7-9pm

Join us for the launch of Jesse Goldstein’s book Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism. Jesse will share a bit about his book, and then lead us through an interactive exercise and discussion about the many ways that our own sense of a good life is inextricably linked to unsustainable material and energetic flows. This is not meant to make us feel bad about ourselves, but to open up a collective imagining of truly radical possibilities for socially and ecologically vibrant futures.

Audio Interference 47: Lower East Side Community Gardens

“Other cities are trying to get rid of their green space. If they get rid of their green space they can stop people from public assembly, which they’re nervous about.” – Bill DiPaola

From Below: Poetry and Social Justice

Thursday, April 26, 7-9pm
How do we make the world we want to live in? How does art help us re-imagine social and political reality? We want to answer these question by exploring the places where poetry and political activism intersect — and, maybe just as crucially, interrogating places where they don’t. From Below is a poetry and discussion series that aims to get this conversation started. Join us for our inaugural event featuring poet and disability rights activist Cyrée Jarnelle Johnson and interdisciplinary creator Lynn DeSilva Johnson

Feminist Urbanism

Wednesday, May 2nd, 7-9pm
and Saturday, May 5th 3-6pm

As New York City becomes increasingly polarized and unequal, displacement and lack of opportunities have become daily struggles for most of its dwellers. Within this context, various resistance practices attempting to conceptualize alternative forms of producing and appropriating space have been working to reclaim our Right to the City. The goal of this two-part workshop is to create a collective definition of Feminist Urbanism using Interference Archive’s material.

Cruel Design/Disobedient Design – The Art and Politics of Designing for Social Justice

Thursday, April 5th 7-9pm
A talk with Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, Minute Works, and Dr. Gavin Grindon

From drones, border walls, and riot control weapons to protest banners and DIY tear gas masks, design practices are used for both social control and social change. In this free talk we explore how design practices are implemented in the creation of objects used for repression and harm.