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Archive: Nov 2018

Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation

October 11, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Opening reception: October 11, 6-9pm

Rooted in an examination of the history of the Free University of New York (FUNY), a 1960s experiment in radical education, this exhibition and event series reflects on the questions: What is a university? What does the university have that we want? What does the university have that we don’t want? How would a university look if we could build one from scratch?

Audio Interference 57: Free Education!

“I think we were interested in finding a true story. We were interested in telling the truth, not to make a propaganda film and not to make a film that would make people feel heroic. We wanted to make a film that was both sympathetic to the project and its goals and purposes, and at the same time was realistic about the world that it was operating in.”
– Robert Machover

The archive will have shortened hours on Thursday, November 22nd

Interference Archive will have shortened hours, from 1-6pm, on Thursday, November 22nd. We will be open regular hours November 23rd – 25th.

Certain Days 2019 Calendar Release Party

Thursday, November 30, 2019
7:30-9:30pm

Join us for the Certain Days 2019 Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar launch party! The calendar is in its 18th year and is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, in partnership with a political prisoner being held in maximum-security prison in New York State, David Gilbert.

K-12 Radical Education in NYC: a collaborative investigation

Saturday, December 1, 3-5pm

Radical education on the K-12 level also has a rich history in New York City, dating back as early as 1901. This two-hour event will be split into two parts: the first hour will be a presentation covering the definition and a brief history of radical education in New York City (including a love affair and an attempted bombing) and a look at the current state of radical K-12 education in New York City. The second hour will be a collaborative workshop, discussing realistic ways in which to get involved in radical education and children’s rights in our city today.

Radical Education Wikipedia Editathon

Sunday, December 2, 2-5pm

In recognition of our current exhibition, Free Education, we are holding a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on the theme of radical education throughout history. We’ll work to improve representation of the individuals and organizations involved in radical education movements worldwide — including those represented in our exhibition, and those that are not. Our objective is to make information and documentation related to this work more accessible for current and future movement makers, educators, and learners. Childcare is available if requested by November 28, 2018.

Holiday Openhouse 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12-5pm

Come celebrate our second annual holiday open house on 7th Street! Stop by, sip on hot cocoa, and browse our last-minute-market of radical gifts. Other activities include Radical Snowflake Cutting with our resident scissor expert, and Holiday Cardmaking with stamps, stencils and kid-friendly spray markers (you’ve gotta see our equipment for this!). This is an event for people of all ages and abilities.