The Interference Archive is an activist archive of political ephemera from radical social movements in the USA and around the world. Activist not only because of the subject matter of its collections but also in the way it is organized as a collection. Based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, and running on a budget of less than $25,000 a year, the archive is open to the public who are encouraged to touch, rummage, duplicate, appropriate and generally engage away from the white-glove model of museums and special collections. Based on the personal collections of Josh MacPhee and Dara Greenwald, the archive now describes itself as an open-access, open-stack archive:
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
Click here for a slideshow of the archive as featured in the NY Times.