Interference Archive: Building a Counter-Institution in the United States

A heavily illustrated discussion of the development of Interference Archive as a unique and enduring counter-institution rooted in preserving and sharing the culture of social movements. For over a decade, Interference has functioned as a fiercely independent, all-volunteer, public-facing archive—which doubles as a reading room, exhibition and event space, podcast base, pedagogical hub, and social center. Rooted in the simple idea that “use is preservation,” Hoyer and MacPhee lay out the history and principles behind Interference and what makes it unique, but also feature and platform a half dozen other archives doing similar work in the US.

Text by Jen Hoyer and Josh MacPhee; Design by Josh MacPhee. Printed at TXTBooks in Brooklyn.