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Reading Finally Got the News: a reading and discussion group on the 1970s Radical Left

This reading group, designed to accompany Interference Archives’ Finally Got The News exhibition, will explore some of the key liberation movements of the 1970s U.S. through the lens of written documents included in the exhibition, as well as excerpts from publications by the activists and intellectuals who led, chronicled and theorized about them. This is not a nostalgia trip, but an opportunity to critically examine some important and often-overlooked threads of our collective history in order to inform our own politics of liberation in the 21st century.

Zine cataloging party

Thursday, December 15, 6-9pm

We meet twice a month at Interference Archive to catalog our collection — most recently zines. Join catalogers — old and new — to learn the ropes of cataloging in our online Collective Access catalog.

Babylon Falling Accessioning Party

Saturday, October 8, 2016
1-5pm

Earlier this year Interference Archive received our biggest ever donation, Sean Stewart’s amazing “Babylon Falling Collection” of underground press and related ephemera. This Saturday we are hosting an accessioning party for the collection!

Radical Mycology Workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2016
7pm
RSVP required

Join author Peter McCoy for a workshop on the growth of Radical Mycology from an obscure zine to grassroots fungal advocacy movement. Peter will cover the history and insporations that have shaped the evolution of Radical Mycology over the last decade—from the impacts of past and contemporary activist movements to the direct actions of the fungi themselves—and which directions the project is currently growing. The evening will conclude with each participant making their own mushroom cultivation kit for growing mushrooms at home.

Print and Paper-Making Workshop with MPP and Combat Paper NJ // Taller de Fabricación de Papel y Grabado con Combat Paper NJ y MPP

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
3-6pm

Print and Paper-Making Workshop with Combat Paper NJ and MPP

Taller de Fabricación de Papel y Grabado con Combat Paper NJ y MPP

 

Collaborative Practices and Collective Struggles // Prácticas Colaborativas y Luchas Colectivas

Saturday, May 14th, 2016
3pm

In this community conversation, MPP, Interference Archive, and Talk is Cheap will discuss different models of collaboration by describing our approaches to collaborative art production, sharing the ways that collaboration shapes our practices.

En esta conversación comunitaria, hablaremos de diferentes modelos de colaboración reflexionando sobre los diferentes tipos de estrategias que utilizamos para producir arte colaborativo, y compartiremos como estas colaboraciones le dan forma a nuestras prácticas.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00-6:00pm

Join Interference volunteers and local Wikipedians in a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism.
Childcare is available but requires RSVP by March 2nd.

Workshop with Proletarian Printing Press

Sunday, February 14, 1-3pm

Join Alex and Becky Chipkin for a printmaking class this Valentines day, february 14th from 12 -3pm! They will be biking over their mobile Proletarian Printing Press! In honor of Black History Month we will be making Valentines Day postcards to our favorite influential African Americans! Supplies are provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own. The class is free! Donations are welcome.

Vulnerable Paper, Loud Speech Bubbles: Free DIY Comics Workshop by Nina Prader

Saturday, January 23, 2016
12–2pm

Maybe you’re  a professional already, maybe you just like to draw, or you just would like to try your hand at comics. Everyone is welcome for this free workshop Saturday, January 23, 12-2pm.

Learn some basics about the craft of comics from speech bubbles to sequences. Learn how to make a simple book from one piece of paper and some basic book making techniques from glueing, printing to distribution. By the end you will be ready to start your own D.I.Y. comic press at home, at work and with friends!

Bring your ideas. Materials and tools will be provided. Join the conversation with your own matter. This is an invitation to an open discussion on identity politics and the politics of visual representation in comics. See you there!

James Baldwin Reading and Discussion Group

Join us for a James Baldwin reading and discussion group, running weekly from January 23 through March 5. Participants will come together over the course of six Saturday afternoon sessions to discuss a variety of texts by James Baldwin as a lens for talking about current issues in our communities, including race, class, gentrification, and sexual orientation.