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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Defend / Defund

October 8, 2022 – January 29, 2023

Defend / Defund looks at resistance to policing and police brutality in the 20th and 21st centuries in the United States. This exhibition focuses on the work of Black organizers and the families of victims of police violence who have fought the often brutal occupation of their communities. It also looks at allies and co-conspirators […]

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Education Working Group meeting

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

The Education Working Group meets up to plan education-oriented events and to support class visits to Interference Archive. Email classes@interferencearchive.org to find out if we’ll be meeting in person or on zoom.

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Copaganda and the Press 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for a talk with civil rights lawyer Alec Karakatisanis about how the mainstream press normalizes and obscures police violence and how the media perpetuates a false narrative linking cops to public safety. Why are there so many stories about crimes by the poor and so few about harm caused by the wealthy?  Why […]

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Collections Working Group meeting

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

The Collections Working Group meets monthly on the second Wednesday evening to talk about collections-related projects, discuss collection policy decisions, and do hands-on work. Meetings are in person at the archive. Feel free to join us! RSVP to info@interferencearchive.org

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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 83: Sister Serpents and Generative Archiving

In this episode, volunteer Jen Hoyer explains how the archive is using donated materials to create an online presence for noteworthy, but digitally absent groups like Sister Serpents. But generating new materials and new discussions is not without a few risks. Stay tuned to find out more. To learn more about Sister Serpents, check out […]

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News & Updates
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News and Updates

How we keep things going at Interference Archive

It takes a lot to keep a place like Interference Archive up and running! Back in 2018 we shared a breakdown of the financial cost of running our space; we’ve also reflected more broadly on finances as part of the bigger picture of sustainability in our work. Somehow we’re now in 2022, and we thought […]

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Exhibition Tours: Silencio, Fuego, Palabra, Vida

El curador de la Exhibición de Gráficas Zapatistas “Silencio, Fuego, Palabra, Vida”, Eden Bastida Kullick, estará disponible para dar visitas guidas de la exhibición en español durante el horario de atención de Interference Archive del 23 de abril al 7 de mayo. Si está interesado, comuníquese con Eden para programar un visita: edenbastidakullick@gmail.com Curator of Zapatista […]

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