The Interference Archive is a physical archive, with over 10,000 items which you can come in and see. Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study and social center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an online presence. The archive consists of many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials. Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation. As an archive from below, we are a collectively run space that stresses the use of our collection over its preservation, offers open stacks and accessibility for all, works in collaboration with like-minded projects, and encourages critical as well as creative engagements with our own histories.
We are slowly working on building this digital catalog to create a record of each of these items -- if you're interested in working with us to catalog, please contact us. The archive is all volunteer and relies on the help of many people. We welcome you to get involved.