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About the Interference Archive Catalog

The Interference Archive is a physical archive in Brooklyn, NY, 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.

This catalog-in-process is creating a digital record of the physical contents of the Interference Archive. This catalog is created using Collective Access by an all-volunteer group. We hope that it can assist in research and record-making for years to come.

Find the Interference Archive online here, or visit us in person at 131 8th St #4, Brooklyn NY 11215.