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.
Monday, December 4, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Join Interference Archive’s Education Working Group for a hands on workshop and discussion about political education. Using archival materials as a jumping off point, workshop attendees will be invited to explore archival ephemera and discuss the ways that movement material can be integrated into different teaching contexts. During the second half of the workshop we’ll […]More
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Open to all! We’re launching an IA book club and starting with M.E. O’Brien’s Family Abolition: Capitalism and the Communizing of Care. What does the “family” mean under capitalism and how does the privatized family shape racial capitalism and social reproductive labor? What radical alternatives can we imagine for care and community? November 14th: Introduction […]More
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 […]Listen >
May 2020 marked 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 96-page full color publication uses posters, buttons, pamphlets, flyers, zines, and more—to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed those of May 1970.