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Audio Interference 21: UnLocal

“It was extremely traumatic…mothers didn’t send their kids to school, people didn’t go to work, because of these raids.” – Tania Mattos UnLocal is a New York-based legal services organization, which works with immigrant communities to provide legal representation, education, and advocacy. UnLocal’s collaboration with Mobile Print Power was included in the recent Interference Archive | More »

Audio Interference 20: Squatting in London

“There are fewer squatters because of state repression–because of the way the law has changed and the way the police enforce that law.” – Greg Ryan This episode is about the effects of UK housing law on the London squatters movement. Louise Barry talks to Myk Zeitlin of the Advisory Service for Squatters, former squatter | More »

Audio Interference 19: Lesbian Herstory Archives

“It’s people who are more familiar with archives who have more trouble figuring out how to negotiate this space…There’s one researcher I remember, she came in with this question about Adrienne Rich, so I mistakenly assumed that she wanted to see Adrienne Rich’s papers. And so I took down the box and she was just | More »

Audio Interference 18: Kevin Caplicki

“The image allows for the viewer to interpret it quickly. And I guess that’s what an advertiser tries to do–that’s what a propagandist tries to do.” – Kevin Caplicki In this episode, Brooke Shuman talks to Kevin Caplicki, one of the founders of Interference Archive and a member of Justseeds. Founded in 1998, Justseeds is | More »

Audio Interference 17: Diana Block

“We were subject to an FBI sting. We were placed under surveillance, and we were able to discover the surveillance and get rid of it, but then for the next nine years we were living underground.” – Diana Block In this episode, Lani Hanna speaks to Diana Block about her life as an activist, organizer, | More »

Audio Interference 16: Greg Sholette

“We were still coming off the afterglow, in many ways, of May ’68. There’s no question about that.” – Greg Sholette. In this episode, artist, writer, and activist Greg Sholette relates the history of the political art collective PAD/D, and how the collective used art to resist gentrification in 1980s New York. Sholette was interviewed | More »

Audio Interference 15: Solidarity, Distribution, Design

“I think about posters as a way of starting a conversation, but I don’t feel like we talk enough about how that conversation is started and where that conversation goes beyond talking.” — Kameelah Janan Rasheed On Nov 4, 2015, Interference Archive hosted a panel entitled Solidarity, Distribution, Design: The Poster Today, which explored the | More »

Audio Interference 14: Freedom Archives

“We’re blessed with being the keepers of some very valuable stuff. It’s not ours. It’s intentional that this is part of the community and belongs to the community.” – Claude Marks

Audio Interference 13: Mobile Print Power

“Before we ask questions, we find out more about the problems that are happening. And sometimes we even go out and ask the people around us: what is something that you don’t feel comfortable with? Where do you feel disconnected?…I think that’s the way that we actually find political issues to do art with.” – Stephanie Roman

Audio Interference 12: Elvis B. & Jan Descartes

“I just remember when I was first making comics, it just felt really powerful. It’s kind of like that feeling when you first start riding a bike.” – Jan Descartes