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Archive: Jan 2019

The archive will be open on January 21st for MLK Day

Monday, January 21st, 12-5pm

We’ll be open on January 21st, in case you’re looking for something to do on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Stop by to browse Civil Rights, Black Liberation materials, and more in our collection.

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?

Hi-Viz: Australian Political Posters 1979–2019

February 8 – April 14, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9pm

An exhibition of exquisite screen-printed posters—rarely seen in the U.S.—that provide a visual commentary of politics and life in Australia over the last four decades. Renowned for their high visibility, particularly in the 1980s with their saturated fluorescent colors, these posters describe the times and events that have engaged socially active artists throughout recent periods of major change.

Gay Liberation Front, Come Out!, and Gay Dance Parties at Alternate U and Beyond

Thursday, January 24, 2019
7–9pm

Come and join us for an evening with Gay Liberation at Interference Archive. Flavia Rando and Perry Brass will discuss their personal experiences during the early years of the struggle for gay rights in New York. Flavia and Perry were two of the gay activists that used the Alternate U as a meeting place for organizing as well as liberated space hosting the world first public gay dance parties. Alternate U became a meeting place for gay activists mobilizing after the Stonewall riots in 1969. The Gay Liberation Front published the first issue of Come Out! A Newspaper by and for the Gay Community from Alternate U in 1969.

Free Education? Contemporary Struggles – Roundtables & Film Screening

Sunday, January 27, 2pm-6pm Closing event for Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation. Organized by Common Notions, Free University of New York City, and Interference Archive/Jakob Jakobsen. Film Screening: Who Teaches Them? 2:00-2:45 Screening of the episode Who Teaches Them? (1966) from the WGBH series Radical Americans. This | More »

Radical Archives Happy Hour at Strong Rope Brewery

Thursday, February 7, 6-8pm
Strong Rope Brewery: 574 President Stree, Brooklyn NY

There’s nothing we love more than hanging out with folks who love archiving and who want to celebrate the work of radical archives. Join us on Thursday, February 7th from 6-8pm at Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus for Radical Archives Happy Hour! Not only do we get to support an amazing local family-owned brewery, but $1 of every drink will go to Interference Archive. And, you can stick around past 8pm for live folk music!

Radical Playdate Presents: Be the Change! NYC Launch

Saturday Feb. 9, 2019, 12-2pm
Join Radix Media as they host the New York City release of Be The Change! A Justseeds Coloring Book. It is the first coloring book featuring the art of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. The illustrations envision radical social transformation and pathways toward a more just future. People of all ages will find inspiration here. In a world that is getting faster every day, slow down and celebrate art and resistance. Make the revolution bright, colorful, and irresistible! Together we can be the change we want to see!

Recommended ages: 3 and up

Interference in the Classroom: an archives orientation and discussion for educators

Thursday, January 17, 6-7:30pm

K-12 teachers (and beyond!) are invited to join members of the Education Working Group at Interference Archive for an archives orientation and discussion about how we can use archival material with students in the classroom. The Education Working Group will also share some curriculum developed for educators to use in the classroom, either in tandem with or in substitute for physical archive visits when traveling with a class is tricky, and will invite suggestions from educators on how archives can further support teachers and students.