14. Interference Archive

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The archive offers materials from a wide range of topics

There’s not quite an archive in Brooklyn like the Interference Archive, a volunteer-run library and gallery of historical materials related to social and political activism and movements. The materials here include clothing, books, periodicals, flyers, stickers, games and videos dating back many years ago. The room is just 725 square feet in a warehouse building and began as a personal collection of Josh MacPhee and Dana Greenwald.

Since it opened to the public, the archive has held annual exhibitions and events and receives continuous donations from the community. The library contains materials about global topics from peace movements and anarchism to bike advocacy, punk feminism, white supremacy, and the Tea Party. The volunteer-run space is only open Sundays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., and the location is 314 7th Street in Gowanus.