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Archive: Sep 2015

Solidarity on the Move

Saturday, October 17th

Join Combat Paper NJ (Montclair, NJ) and Mobile Print Power (Corona, Queens) for a interactive day of art production at Interference Archive. We invite everyone to come out and work with Combat Paper NJ  to pulp and pull sheets of paper with their mobile paper making set-up, and work with Mobile Print Power to learn basic printing with their ice cream cart turned screen print studio.

Film screening: the work of Santiago Álvarez

Wednesday, October 14

As part of the Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, we are hosting a film night of the work of Santiago Álvarez.  Álvarez is best known for his energetic, montage-based cinematic broadsides of the 1960s that focused on imperialism and resistance to it.

The Persistent, Polarizing Protest Poster

Friday, October 9

Public spaces in which posters flourished are fading fast. The printing that made posters the most immediate and necessary medium are being eclipsed by other technologies.  This session will look at the history of protest posters, and spur discussion on the ways in which designers can harness the graphic power of posters for new visual tools that can help social movements to organize and communicate in new ways.

WBAI – Cuba in Focus, September 24, 2015

Lani Hanna and Jen Hoyer, curators of our current Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, speak about the exhibition on WBAI’s Cuba in Focus show.

if a song could be freedom mixtape 012 – Seguimos Revolusonando by Suena a Revolución

if a song could be freedom mixtape 012 #SeguimosRevolusonando was produced and submitted by Suena a Revolución. an audio/podcast project that started in April of 2014. Suena a Revolucion focuses on music of contemporary independent artivists from Latin America and the Caribbean that use music as a vehicle for social movement. Our goal is to | More »

Armed By Design exhibition opening

Thanks to everyone who joined us on September 16th for the opening of Armed By Design: Posters and Publications of Cuba’s Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL).  We wanted to share some photos of the opening; it was incredible to see all of this on the walls!

if a song could be freedom mixtape 011 – Paredon Records by Erin Yanke and Alec Dunn

if a song could be freedom mixtape 011 – Paredon Records is produced by Erin Yanke and Alec Icky Dunn. “Founded in 1969 by Barbara Dane and Irwin Silber, Paredon Records was part of a wave of cultural expression that accompanied the worldwide struggle for economic, racial, and social justice and national liberation of the | More »

Video preview of Armed by Design / El Diseño a las Armas

Check out this great video preview of our upcoming exhibition, Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas!

WGXC Radio to stream if a song could be freedom mixtapes!

We are honored to announce that WGXC radio will be streaming each of the 10 current mixtapes over the airwaves tomorrow September 12th from 8pm until 5:30am. Wave Farm‘s WGXC 90.7-FM is a creative community radio station based in New York’s Greene and Columbia counties. Sep 12, 2015: 8pm – Sep 13, 2015: 5:30 am | More »

What song has been politically influential to you? -Gee Vaucher

As we wrap up the if a song could be freedom…Organized Sounds of Resistance exhibition this weekend I wanted to share another response to our prompt “What song has been politically influential to you?” This final response was sent to us by Gee Vaucher, an artist that has been very influential to me. Gee is | More »