Activating Social Movement Histories with friends across the globe

January 5, 2015

In November, a small group of us from Interference Archive (Jen Hoyer, Josh MacPhee, and Greg Mihalko) had the amazing opportunity to travel to the UK and speak with a lot of great people about the work we do here in Brooklyn.
Our trip started at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where we joined a panel discussion as part of Curating Conflicts, a conference organized for the Disobedient Objects exhibition.
We also gave a presentation at London College of Communications, organized by the Design Activism Research Group, which brought together members of the Feminist Library and Infoshop 56a to chat with us about the archiving work we all do.  They recorded the event; you can watch the video here:

The folks at the Feminist Library wrote a really great blog post about this panel discussion, which you can read here.
Other great conversations included a presentation as part of the Anarchism Research Group/Politicized Practice Research Group Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art Seminar Series at Loughborough University, a workshop at Open School East, and visits to MayDay Rooms, Bishopsgate Institute, the George Padmore Institute and New Beacon Books, Common House, and Infoshop 56a.
It was amazing to have so many good conversations about the amazing projects happening around London—and it felt like we only had time to visit a few in the short week we were there! A huge thank you to all the people we met for their generous welcome and good conversations.