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

Radical Nonviolence:100 Years of the War Resisters League

May 16, 2024 – September 13, 2024

War Resisters League (WRL) and Interference Archive present a collection of material from the archive and WRL celebrating 100 years of the oldest secular pacifist organization in the United States. WRL produced street literature, posters, study guides, brochures, organizing manuals, books, and periodicals that focused on direct action, divestment, tax and draft resistance and ending the nuclear […]

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Events

Fiber Friends of Falastin

Monday, July 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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Events / Working Groups /

Audio Working Group meeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7pm. We’ll meet at the archive, and over Zoom. For the Zoom link, email audio at interferencearchive.org, or, if you’re already a volunteer, check Basecamp.

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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 87: Transforming Food Systems

In this episode, we hear from Ora Wise, co-founder of FIG, a New York City-based collective working to transform the food system from within.  Over the last decade, food has been a professional, political, and creative outlet for Ora. Here, Ora reflects on her experiences connecting with Palestinian farmers in the West Bank, and, with […]

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News & Updates
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News and Updates

Armed By Design Pre-Sale

We are excited to announce pre-sale orders are open for Armed By Design, a book forthcoming from Common Notions about internationalism, solidarity and the legacy of art of the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL). Support this project by pre-ordering a copy of our forthcoming book!

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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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