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Radical Playdate!

Sunday, February 5, 2017
2-4pm

Parents, kids, and families! Join us for a Radical Playdate!

In this “now more than ever” moment we’re exploring ways to be more family-inclusive in hopes of growing our community. We would love for you to be a part of it. We’ll have some snacks to eat, some picture books to read, some things to draw with, and some rad music to listen to. We’ll talk, and play, and plan. If you are able to bring a snack, a book, a song, or drawing materials to share, please do!

Cartoonist Whit Taylor on Autobiography, Identity, and Self-Reflection in Comics

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7–9pm

Join NYC-based, New Jersey-born cartoonist, editor, and comics writer, Whit Taylor as she talks about her work in the context of autobiography, identity, and self-reflection. She will present and discuss several of her comics, including The Anthropologists, a semi-autobiographical account of three strangers venturing into the Australian Outback together for a week of unexpected adventures, and her most recent work Ghost, a mind-expanding journey to remote and unanticipated landscapes, in a story of exploration, self-discovery, and healing.

NYWC Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:30-9pm

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.

Workshop: Explore the hidden culture of squatting in Europe

Sunday, September 27, 2-5pm

This seminar coincides with the exhibition “Making Room: Cultural Production in Occupation” at ABC No Rio, and the publication of two books: Occupation Culture and the anthology Making Room. Alan W. Moore, author and co-editor of these books, will explore ways of representing the squatting movement. We will be joined by S.A. Engel-Di Mauro of the SqEK group, and will examine relevant materials in the Interference Archive collection.

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.

Education Working Group Invitation for Class Proposals

Interference Archive is excited to continue our education series, and we’re inviting you to get involved by proposing a single-session class you’d like to teach.

Radical Proposals Against Apartheid in South Africa

December 12, 7-9pm

This class will focus on the visions of radical social transformation that were produced in South Africa during the struggle against apartheid.

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.