“It’s not about the things, it’s about the people: who made it, who saw it, who was influenced by it.” -Lincoln Cushing
Lincoln Cushing is an artist, author, and archivist from the Bay Area, who worked with Interference Archive on our recent exhibition on the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), Armed by Design. Lani Hanna interviewed Lincoln about movement archives, large institutions vs. community-based organizations, and the importance of accurately documenting the past.
A selection of OSPAAAL posters can be seen in Lincoln’s book, “Revolución!: Cuban Poster Art.” You can also visit his website, docspopuli.org, for more information.
Music: “Mid-Day Blues” by Tate Peterson, courtesy of the Free Music Archive.