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Hi-Viz: Australian Political Posters 1979–2019

February 8 – April 14, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9pm

An exhibition of exquisite screen-printed posters—rarely seen in the U.S.—that provide a visual commentary of politics and life in Australia over the last four decades. Renowned for their high visibility, particularly in the 1980s with their saturated fluorescent colors, these posters describe the times and events that have engaged socially active artists throughout recent periods of major change.

Unite to Resist Fascism: Anakbayan New York Presents History of the Underground

Saturday, February 23rd, 5:30pm

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the EDSA People Power Uprising that took place on February 22-25, 1986 and ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos after 21 years of his fascist rule in the Philippines. Anakbayan New York presents Sari Dalena and Keith Sicat’s documentary “History of the Underground.” Seven years in the making, it aims to have a deeper understanding of how the Philippines has been shaped in the last 45 years by exploring the life and times of activists, intellectuals and revolutionary leaders just prior and during Marcos’ martial law.

Women Make Change: a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and discussion about radical feminism in 1968

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2–6pm

We’ll kick off this event at 2pm with a presentation and conversation led by Bev Grant, activist, musician, and photographer, about the feminist organizing in the late 1960s and the performative protests at the 1968 Miss America Pageant.

Stick around to join local Wikipedians and Interference Archive volunteers to work on a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of radical women and the arts on Wikipedia. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with archival materials in the Interference collection and explore intersections between art, feminism, and activism.

A Century of Immigration on Film

Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm.

Three Trembling Cities (Arthur Vince, 2017) is an intimate portrait of the inner lives and daily struggles of the immigrants who make NYC’s heart tremble with hope. The first season follows two fictional circles of immigrants as they juggle jobs, relationships, immigration issues, family expectations, and their own dreams. Their stories are intercut with non-fiction interviews with immigrants who’ve faced parallel issues. In The Immigrant (1917), Charlie Chaplin follows a pair of immigrants to America and chronicles the very tangible problems they face.

Radical Playdate presents: Let’s Make Zines!

Saturday, March 16, 12-2pm
Recommended ages: 8 and under
Suggested materials donation: $5 (but no one will be turned away!)

Join us for a session of stamp and stencil drawings with (kid-safe and washable) stamp pads and spray markers. At the end we’ll create a zine with our very own Risograph printer. You can take free copies of the collectively made zine with you!

Holiday open hours: Lunar New Year

February 5, 2019, 12-5pm

We love holidays, so we’ll be open on Lunar New Year! Stop by to hang out and check out our collections.

Conflict & Crisis in Myanmar

Saturday, February 9,
5-6:30pm

Join Interference Archive for a rare visit by someone deeply involved in the urgent struggle to for free speech and peaceful coexistence in South East Asia. Decades of Military domination are coming to an end but despite the Burmese government coming under partial civilian control under Aung San Suu Kyi, the space for civil society continues to shrink, along with its ability to manage ethnic & religious diversity. As is well-known, Burmese journalists are increasingly arrested on trumped up charges. The promise of democracy is fading & the international community appears either hapless or complicit in the persecution of Rohingya and other minorities, well known around the world, but largely denied in Myanmar (Burma) itself.

Radical Playdate Presents: Be the Change! NYC Launch

Saturday Feb. 9, 2019, 12-2pm
Join Radix Media as they host the New York City release of Be The Change! A Justseeds Coloring Book. It is the first coloring book featuring the art of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. The illustrations envision radical social transformation and pathways toward a more just future. People of all ages will find inspiration here. In a world that is getting faster every day, slow down and celebrate art and resistance. Make the revolution bright, colorful, and irresistible! Together we can be the change we want to see!

Recommended ages: 3 and up

Radical Archives Happy Hour at Strong Rope Brewery

Thursday, February 7, 6-8pm
Strong Rope Brewery: 574 President Stree, Brooklyn NY

There’s nothing we love more than hanging out with folks who love archiving and who want to celebrate the work of radical archives. Join us on Thursday, February 7th from 6-8pm at Strong Rope Brewery in Gowanus for Radical Archives Happy Hour! Not only do we get to support an amazing local family-owned brewery, but $1 of every drink will go to Interference Archive. And, you can stick around past 8pm for live folk music!

Free Education? Contemporary Struggles – Roundtables & Film Screening

Sunday, January 27,
2-6pm

Closing event for Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation. Includes screening of the episode Who Teaches Them? (1966) from the WGBH series Radical Americans; Wages for Students roundtable with George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, and Wilson Sherwin, moderated by Malav Kanuga and Jakob Jakobsen; and To Transform NYC, Start with CUNY – Free University of New York City roundtable.