What is Interference Archive?

The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.

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Exhibitions

Palestine Lives! // Ten Years of Librarians and Archivists with Palestine

November 11, 2023 – May 3, 2024

Join Interference Archive for two concurrent exhibitions on Palestinian resistance and solidarity! Palestine Lives! presents Palestinian liberation materials from the collection of Interference Archive through the themes of the Nakba, the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, cultural resistance, and international and Jewish solidarity. Together, these materials represent close to […]

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Events

Fiber Friends of Falastin

Monday, April 15, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for a series of fiber arts meetups in support of Palestine—Fiber Friends of Falastin! This is an exploratory social activity for folks who have basic crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, weaving, embroidery, (and more!) skills, and who are interested in building community at the intersection of textile-making and social movements.  We will provide some […]

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Audio Working Group

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Audio working group produces the Audio Interference podcast. We are meeting hybrid, in the archive and virtual. Reach out to audio@interferencearchive.org for questions or the Zoom link.

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Jews Against the Occupation (JATO): A Historical Reflection

Friday, April 19, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Please join Interference Archive for a panel discussion exploring some of the history of Jewish solidarity with Palestine organizing in New York City. This discussion is inspired by the Jewish solidarity materials included in Interference’s current exhibit, Palestine Lives! Among the materials curated for the exhibition are a large selection of radical haggadot (Passover prayer […]

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Our Collections

Our collection includes tens of thousands of items created as part of social movements around the world, by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials. For us, making this material accessible to the public is an act of preservation, not only of the physical materials, but of the collective history of those struggling for social change. Learn more about our collections and set up a time to visit them in-person in the archive.

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Audio Interference 86: Queer Soccer, “Being Together Everywhere”

Reb Ngu, one of our volunteers, interviews their teammate, Lua Ferreira, about their queer/trans pick-up soccer group, which Lua started in the summer of 2020. They talk about losing soccer as kids and recovering it as adults, the transforming effects of play, maintaining the group as a free and open space, and learning how to […]

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News & Updates
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News and Updates

Art In Action, Across Borders: A Collective Zine of Solidarity

On Saturday, February 11, neighbors from all around New York City came to Interference Archive to participate in collaborative zine-making while listening and contributing to a live broadcast to Radio AlHara, coordinated with Musicians For Palestine. Download and read the zine we made together here, and listen to the mix: “This collective gathering to make […]

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Celebrating Interference: an art project reflecting on our first decade

Since 2011, Interference Archive has existed as an all-volunteer, collectively organized archive of material produced by social movements around the world. Our work as an archive includes caring for material collections donated to us; providing access through regular open hours; and activating the archive through free exhibitions and programming. More broadly, our work as a […]

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