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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!

Workshop: Activate the Archive: Exploring and Utilizing the IA video collection

December 14, 1-4pm

Interference Archive is home to a collection of videos that represent cross-sections of radical media production over the last 30 years. This workshop is an opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the work in the collection and to open a discussion regarding the challenges and issues creating an activist video archive.

Graphic design and social change movements

***DATE CHANGE: December 20, 6-8pm

Social movements increasingly need visual thinkers to communicate their goals and designers have, in ever larger numbers, sought to employ their skills in the on-the-ground struggles of organizing and social change. This class will examine the historic role of the graphic design profession in creating work for movements.

Workshop: Counter-Tourism!

December 18, 6:30-8:30pm AND December 20, 10am-2pm

In this course hosted by SCAT!, we’ll explore “counter-tourism.” We’ll crash-practice different ways of place-based storytelling—oral history, theater of the oppressed, writing on walls, talking back, story circling, one-on-one organizing—and discuss how people from all over the map use them to build intergenerational connections and community power.

Workshop: What’s your story? A Study and Creation of Comics

December 6, 1-4pm

In this class, we will explore the wide variety of comics in the archive and discuss their personal and societal impact. The second half of the session will be a lesson in the art of comic creation.

Workshop: the Activist’s Guide to Archiving Ephemera

Sunday November 9, 6 to 8pm

Do you have an overflowing box stuffed with flyers, posters, meeting minutes, and other things that you’ve collected as an activist? So do we! This workshop will present an overview of best practices for how to best arrange and preserve your ephemera for long- term stewardship and possible future use.

 

Workshop: the Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video

November 6, 6-9pm

This workshop will present a basic overview and practical tips for activists and small organizations on how to archive and preserve their videos, and provide a forum for participants to discuss video archiving challenges and solutions.