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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.

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New Reading Group on James “Yaki” Sayles

As part of Interference Archive’s upcoming exhibition, Self-Determination Inside/Out, we’re hosting a reading group for James ‘Yaki’ Sayles’s Meditations on Wretched of the Earth.

The Rare Earth Catalog: invitation to collaborate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Members of the Occuprint collaborative are beginning a new project, which will be published for the climate mobilization happening this September in NYC. Please join us for a general brainstorming session. We’re excited to meet new collaborators and get this project off of the ground!

Spring 2014 Classes

Four-week class starting Monday, April 28.

“It is the role of the revolutionary artist to make revolution irresistable.”
– Toni Cade Bambara

We’re excited to introduce workshops and classes for the public at the Interference Archive, continuing our work of increasing critical engagement with political and social movement arts.

A Political Image Making Salon

Sunday December 8, 2013

A monthly gathering of people who think about political design and image making.