What We Do

The archive contains many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, subject files, and other materials.

Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation. We consider the use of our collection to be a way of preserving and honoring histories and material culture that is often marginalized in mainstream institutions.

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Exhibitions / Walkout

Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

Online Only

June 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this exhibition uses archival material from the Interference Archive collection to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed in the wake of May 1970.

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Upcoming Events
Volunteer Orientation Flyer
Events / Meeting

Volunteer orientation

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 2:00 PM

Join the next Interference Archive volunteer orientation! This is open to all, whether you want a refresher or are new to the archive!


Design Against Design

Monday, April 29, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

Kevin Yuen Kit Lo discusses his new book, and the cause and consequence of a dissident graphic practice. Kevin will be in conversation with Josh MacPhee, co-founder and member of both Interference Archive and the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative. Design Against Design argues for the urgent necessity of critical engagement and political resistance through graphic practice. […]

Events / Meeting / Working Groups /

Collections Working Group

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Reach out to rudigbeth@gmail.com for questions or the zoom link


Now Streaming

Audio Interference 86: Queer Soccer, “Being Together Everywhere”

Reb Ngu, one of our volunteers, interviews their teammate, Lua Ferreira, about their queer/trans pick-up soccer group, which Lua started in the summer of 2020. They talk about losing soccer as kids and recovering it as adults, the transforming effects of play, maintaining the group as a free and open space, and learning how to […]

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