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Gowanus Rezone: Working Toward a Sustainable Future through Environmental Justice

POSTPONEDThursday, March 26, 7pm

How does neighborhood rezoning affect housing, racial, and environmental justice? Join Interference Archive for a conversation with residents and activists for a discussion about the past, present, and future of Gowanus.

Advertising Shits In Your Head

Friday, April 17, 7pm

Advertising Shits in Your Head is part theory, part DIY-manual for accessing and altering advertising spaces; this evening will aim to equip attendees with the knowledge they need to carry out their own subvertising campaigns in New York City.

Audre Lorde wearing Emma Goldman t-shirt

Audre and Emma: Genealogies of Anarchistic Critique and Resistance

Saturday Dec 28, 6 pm – 8 pm

We will be showing a collage of video documentaries and historical stock footage related to Audre Lorde and Emma Goldman (30-45 minutes) and followed by a discussion relating to the intersecting philosophical themes that they both illustrated in their writings that relate to the anarchistic genealogy of the refusal and rejection of state, capital(ism), and the multitude of hierarchies (institutional & interpersonal) that dominate our lives. The screening will be organized by Interference Archive volunteer Dane and, after the screening, there will be a discussion about the works of Audre and Emma that will be an open-forum circle conversation that will be participant-led & determined with an emphasis towards the voices of marginalized populations.

The Politics of the Joy of Printing

December 5th, 2019, 7–9pm

Author Danielle Aubert will talk about her exciting new book, The Detroit Printing Co-op: The Politics of the Joy of Printing. Hopefully the first in a series of events about the evolution and explosion of “movement printshops” in the 1960s–80s, Aubert will dial in on the specifics of this experiment in mass production in the radical community of Detroit.

We the People Won’t Go: LES Artists on the Squatting movement / Nosotros la Gente No Nos Vamos: Artistas del LES acerca del movimiento de Ocupación

December 15, 2019, 6 PM to 8 PM | 15 de diciembre, 2019 de 6 PM a 8 PM

This panel will feature artists who were a part of the Lower East Side squatting movement. Artists will discuss how they’ve tried to document this movement through their work, or how their involvement in the squatting movement has shaped how they make art. / En esta mesa de discusión aparecen artistas quienes tomaron parte del movimiento de ocupación del Lower East Side. Artistas hablarán de cómo han intentado de documentar este movimiento a través de su arte, o como su participación en el movimiento de ocupación ha determinado la manera de que producen arte.

Museum of Capitalism: Book Launch

Tuesday, November 19, 7pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of the second expanded edition of Museum of Capitalism, published by Inventory Press, with readings by authors Ben Davis, Rose Linke, Lester K. Spence, and other contributors to the book. This event coincides with the Museum’s first NYC exhibition, from Oct 30 – December 10 at The New School.

What We Built: A panel discussion / Lo Que Construimos: Una mesa de discusión

Saturday, October 19, 2-4pm / Sábado 19 de octubre, de 2 PM a 4 PM

Come hear original HDFC homesteaders share their experiences and personal histories in the cooperative housing movement. There will be space to ask questions. Spanish translation will be provided.

Ven a escuchar los creadores originales de casa habitación de HDFC compartir sus experiencias e historias personales del movimiento de viviendas cooperativas. Habrá espacio para hacer preguntas. Se proveerá traducción a Español.

Our Buildings! Our Land! Boricuas Reclaiming Borikén

Friday, October 25, 6pm

Join Puerto Rican filmmaker Pedro Angel Rivera and Urbe Apie activist Zeus Omar in a conversation on historical and present day rescues of vacant land and buildings for housing and community projects in Puerto Rico.

Alternative Archives: a conversation about Alternative Toronto with Lilian Radovac

Friday, October 18, 7pm

Join Lilian Radovac at Interference Archive during NYC Archives Week for a conversation about creating and sustaining alternative community archives. Lilian will speak about her work on Alternative Toronto, coordinating an online digital repository to crowdsource documentation of Toronto’s radical, countercultural and trans/feminist/queer communities from 1980 to 1998.

A Quest for Home Zine Launch & Party

September 28th, 2019, 5–8pm

A Quest for Home was a series of writing workshops presented by Arts & Democracy for the South Asian diaspora and led by the Pakistani writer, Roohi Chowdhury. For six weeks, the participants joined together to write away their mythic journey towards home and identity, culminating in a zine that will be available at the event.