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Collaborative Practices and Collective Struggles // Prácticas Colaborativas y Luchas Colectivas

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

In this community conversation, MPP, Interference Archive, and Talk is Cheap will discuss different models of collaboration by describing our approaches to collaborative art production, sharing the ways that collaboration shapes our practices.

En esta conversación comunitaria, hablaremos de diferentes modelos de colaboración reflexionando sobre los diferentes tipos de estrategias que utilizamos para producir arte colaborativo, y compartiremos como estas colaboraciones le dan forma a nuestras prácticas.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00-6:00pm

Join Interference volunteers and local Wikipedians in a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of 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.
Childcare is available but requires RSVP by March 2nd.

Workshop with Proletarian Printing Press

Sunday, February 14, 1-3pm

Join Alex and Becky Chipkin for a printmaking class this Valentines day, february 14th from 12 -3pm! They will be biking over their mobile Proletarian Printing Press! In honor of Black History Month we will be making Valentines Day postcards to our favorite influential African Americans! Supplies are provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own. The class is free! Donations are welcome.

Vulnerable Paper, Loud Speech Bubbles: Free DIY Comics Workshop by Nina Prader

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Maybe you’re  a professional already, maybe you just like to draw, or you just would like to try your hand at comics. Everyone is welcome for this free workshop Saturday, January 23, 12-2pm.

Learn some basics about the craft of comics from speech bubbles to sequences. Learn how to make a simple book from one piece of paper and some basic book making techniques from glueing, printing to distribution. By the end you will be ready to start your own D.I.Y. comic press at home, at work and with friends!

Bring your ideas. Materials and tools will be provided. Join the conversation with your own matter. This is an invitation to an open discussion on identity politics and the politics of visual representation in comics. See you there!

James Baldwin Reading and Discussion Group

Join us for a James Baldwin reading and discussion group, running weekly from January 23 through March 5. Participants will come together over the course of six Saturday afternoon sessions to discuss a variety of texts by James Baldwin as a lens for talking about current issues in our communities, including race, class, gentrification, and sexual orientation.

NYWC Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Join NY Writers Coalition for a free creative writing workshop inspired by Interference Archive’s current exhibit Armed by Design/El Diseño a las Armas, an intimate look at the graphic design production of Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), based in Havana, Cuba, from the 1960s to the present.

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.

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.

Preserving the Record of Resistance: hands-on paper preservation workshop

May 23-24 (Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-1pm)

Join us for a hands-on paper preservation workshop with Theresa Smith, Paper Conservator for Special Collections at Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center.

Documents of Resistance: timelines workshop

Session 1: Saturday, May 30th, 5-7pm
Session 2: Saturday, June 27th,  4-6pm
Session 3: Saturday July 25th  4-6pm

This series of workshops explores the intersection of art and activism by artists and workers of color. Over the course of the series we will visually map out a history of cultural activism from the 1960s to the present. ‘Timelines’ is a collaborative art-making workshop.