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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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.

NYWC Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Join NY Writers Coalition for a free creative writing workshop inspired by Interference Archive’s current exhibit Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas, an intimate look at the graphic design production of Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), based in Havana, Cuba, from the 1960s to the present.

Solidarity on the Move

Saturday, October 17th

Join Combat Paper NJ (Montclair, NJ) and Mobile Print Power (Corona, Queens) for a interactive day of art production at Interference Archive. We invite everyone to come out and work with Combat Paper NJ  to pulp and pull sheets of paper with their mobile paper making set-up, and work with Mobile Print Power to learn basic printing with their ice cream cart turned screen print studio.

The Persistent, Polarizing Protest Poster

Friday, October 9

Public spaces in which posters flourished are fading fast. The printing that made posters the most immediate and necessary medium are being eclipsed by other technologies.  This session will look at the history of protest posters, and spur discussion on the ways in which designers can harness the graphic power of posters for new visual tools that can help social movements to organize and communicate in new ways.

Preserving the Record of Resistance: hands-on paper preservation workshop

May 23-24 (Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-1pm)

Join us for a hands-on paper preservation workshop with Theresa Smith, Paper Conservator for Special Collections at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center.

Documents of Resistance: timelines workshop

Session 1: Saturday, May 30th, 5-7pm
Session 2: Saturday, June 27th,  4-6pm
Session 3: Saturday July 25th  4-6pm

This series of workshops explores the intersection of art and activism by artists and workers of color. Over the course of the series we will visually map out a history of cultural activism from the 1960s to the present. ‘Timelines’ is a collaborative art-making workshop.

NYC Tenants’ Know Your Rights

Wednesday, May 6, 7pm

New York City has high housing costs, but also some of the strongest rent protection laws in the country. This presentation will cover the most important rights of NYC tenants in various housing types, and what to do if these rights are being violated.

Workshop: Strengthening Rent Regulation

Friday April 10th, 3pm

This workshop will explore the loopholes in the rent regulation system and how they cause gentrification in our communities. Participants will also learn about the current campaign for a stronger rent regulation system.


Education Working Group Fall 2014 classes and workshops

The Education Working Group at Interference Archive hopes to create educational opportunities that activate the collection at the archive, whether by drawing on similar themes or using the collection for inspiration and research.

In fall 2014, we’ve put together a schedule of classes and workshops that members of the Interference Archive community as well as newcomers have proposed.  Be sure to visit the Education section of our website for more info!