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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Events

Fiber Friends of Falastin

Monday, July 15, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for a series of fiber arts meetups in support of Palestine—Fiber Friends of Falastin! This is an exploratory social activity for folks who have basic crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, weaving, embroidery, (and more!) skills, and who are interested in building community at the intersection of textile-making and social movements.  We will provide some […]

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Audio Working Group meeting

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 @ 7:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 7pm. We’ll meet at the archive, and over Zoom. For the Zoom link, email audio at interferencearchive.org, or, if you’re already a volunteer, check Basecamp.

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Audio Interference 87: Transforming Food Systems

In this episode, we hear from Ora Wise, co-founder of FIG, a New York City-based collective working to transform the food system from within.  Over the last decade, food has been a professional, political, and creative outlet for Ora. Here, Ora reflects on her experiences connecting with Palestinian farmers in the West Bank, and, with […]

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