Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBT2Q+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

activating Canada's audiovisual image heritage
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Credit title card. Glooscap Country. Directed by Margaret Perry, 1961. Nova Scotia Information Services Nova Scotia Archives film no. Fc 48

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 GIV - Recommended Daily Allowance (Diyan Achjadi, 2002)

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 Artist: Crista Dahl, Exhibition: Life Rhythm Retrospective), Photo: Ashley Tanasiychuk, from the Crista Dahl Media Library and Archive, VIVO

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Working Groups

Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.

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News and Events

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Working Papers Series: Jenn E. Norton | Imaging the Past

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Free Times Cafe
320 College St
Toronto ON M5T 1S3
Canada

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Join us for the third iteration of the Archive/Counter-Archive Working Papers Series, which brings together PhD students from different Universities to hear about exciting doctoral research in the area of archival studies. To kick off the new year, our speaker is Jenn E. Norton, a PhD candidate in the Visual Arts program at York University. Jenn E. Norton’s talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, moderated by our student curators, Michael Marlatt and Axelle Demus.
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Inuuqatikka: My Dear Relations Exhibition Launch

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Davies Foundation Gallery, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
36 University Avenue
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

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This exhibition features video works, ephemera and production material created by Arnait Video Productions, the world’s leading women-centered Inuit filmmaking collective. Arnait represents the voices of Inuit women across generations, addressing traditional knowledge and contemporary life. It is part of Arnait’s March 2020 artist residency at Queen’s Vulnerable Media Lab, which includes intergenerational dialogues, workshops, and screenings. Presented in collaboration with Archive/Counter-Archive and the Vulnerable Media Lab.
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