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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.

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.

“The Women’s Strike Goes On” Screening and Discussion

Saturday, April 21, 6pm

Join us for a special screening of “The Women’s Strike Goes On”, followed by a discussion. Our panel includes Magda Malin, Organizer of International Women’s Strike Poland; and Rosy Clark, pre-school teacher member of MORE and DSA, and speaker at the Washington Square Rally for International Women’s Day NYC. This film depicts the history of female employees of public nurseries in Poznan, which in 2011 began to fight the marginalization of women’s work.

Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map Preview

Saturday, April 21, 3pm

Every day in Brooklyn, over thirty unlicensed radio stations fire up their transmitters and take to the air. Historically known as pirates, they crowd onto an already packed FM dial, beaming transgressive culture-bearing signals into Caribbean, Orthodox Jewish and Latino neighborhoods. At this event, radio producer David Goren will preview his Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map. Former pirate broadcaster DJ Cintronics will join David for a Q and A session.

Afro-Asian Storytime at Radical Playdate

Saturday April 14, 3-5pm
Join us for a special meeting of Radical Playdate: Afro-Asian Storybooks. We’ll have special guests from Callaloo: Cultural Literacy for Kids and Sari-Sari Storybooks who will read selections of Afro-Asian storybooks, as well as our regular toys, craft table, and mats. Presented by Atlantic Pacific Theatre

Recommended ages: 8 and under
Suggested donation: $5

Radical Playdates are back!

Saturday March 17, 2-4pm

Want to check out Interference Archive, but think it’s not a space for kids? Think again! We’ve got Radical Playdate. Kids can hang out and play, while you browse radical materials. All ages are welcome. We have storybooks and toys for little ones, and stencil-making and drawing for older kids. Bring a book, bring a snack, or just bring yourselves!

Empowerment Self-Defense Workshop

Sunday, April 15, 12pm – 1:30pm
with the Center for Anti-Violence Education

The basic self-defense workshop covers strategies and safety plans for dealing with different levels of violence, emotional aspects of self-defense, and concrete steps we can take to help ourselves. Students of all skill and ability levels will learn basic physical-defense techniques including strikes, blocks and kicks; ways to get out of different grabs and holds, verbal exercises, and discussions about dealing with attackers who are strangers, acquaintances or intimates.

Feminist research on violence: Building knowledge to end violence against women

Sunday April 15th, 5pm- 8pm

ALL WOMEN are invited to a workshop with the participation of Silvia Federici, and our friends from Argentina (Verónica Gago and Cecilia Palmeiro from NiUnaMenos) and Colombia (Betty Ruth Lozano from Otras negras…. ¡y feministas!) to discuss our platform to build cooperatively knowledge on violence against women internationally.