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.Read more about who we are and what we do
May 21, 2022 – August 21, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
July 10 and 17, 2-3:30pm Registration Required: Register on eventbrite Location: Painting Space 122 Associates 150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009 In this two-part workshop taking place on July 10th and 17th, offered as part of Summer School programming with ABC No Rio, participants will learn how to use natural dyes to create vibrant […]More
Wednesday, July 13, 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 email@example.comMore
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.About the Collection
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 […]Listen >
News & Updates*
May 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this 96-page full color publication uses posters, buttons, pamphlets, flyers, zines, and more—to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed those of May 1970.