“The Warmest Years on Record” Pop Up with Interference Archive


Saturday, June 26, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2021 is on track to be the warmest year on record (again)! Call all your friends, bring your kids, and join Interference Archive, Shoestring Press, and the multimedia artist Rachel Garber Cole in Gowanus to make posters and buttons and contribute to an oral history project about climate crisis. We’ll be traveling to Gowanus all the way from Park Slope on our new mobile archive bike and bringing along materials documenting the history of the climate justice struggle.

Where: Thomas Greene Park (3rd Avenue between Degraw & Douglas)

*Rain date on Sunday June 27th from 2-5pm

“The Warmest Years on Record” is an audio-recorded oral history project documenting the emotional, psychological and sensorial experiences of living during the climate crisis. It’s both a record for the future, and a practice in the present of emotionally productive conversations about this profound moment of transition. Come by Thomas Greene Park to share and record your thoughts on changes you have noticed in your local landscapes, and how global warming has impacted your past, present and future. All experiences and perspectives are welcome, we would love to talk with you and have your voice included in this archive! 


The Warmest Years on Record is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.

Bio: Rachel Garber Cole is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who works across performance, video, sound, text and social engagement. Recent work investigates the affective, perceptual, and psychological effects of climate crisis, seeking to build shared vocabularies that help articulate the experiences of living through this moment of transition. 

Rachel received a BA in Theater Arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN in 2007. Rachel has exhibited her work in NYC, Europe and the rest of the US. Rachel hosts a monthly Bring Your Own Film film/video open mic in Brooklyn. She is a recipient of Brooklyn Arts Council’s Community Arts Fund (2012 & 2021), and Brooklyn Arts Council’s Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) Grant, and has been granted residencies at Prairie Center of the Arts, The Studios of Key West, Crosshatch’s Hill House Artist Residency, The Ucross Foundation, NARS International Residency Program, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the History Center in Tompkins County. Rachel recently presented her ongoing oral history project, “The Warmest Years on Record,” at the Oral History Association’s Annual Conference in October 2020. www.rachelgarbercole.com