Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive
Archive/Counter-Archive is a project and research network dedicated to activating and preserving audiovisual archives created by Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black communities and People of Colour, women, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.
Established in 2018 through a Social Science and Humanities Partnership Grant, the network is committed to finding new ways to activate, preserve and restore Canada's diverse moving image heritage. Our evolving mandate combines education and advocacy to raise awareness and find resources to support audio-visual preservation -- with a special focus on short format media which have very few resources available for preservation.
News and Events
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Recording of Lola Rémy's "Women’s Affective Labour in Experimental Film Archives" Working Papers Presentation
Archive/Counter-Archive is delighted to share the recording of Lola Rémy's Working Papers Series talk, "Women’s Affective Labour in Experimental Film Archives: At the Margins of the North American Avant-Garde," which took place on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023.
Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 4th floor
401 Richmond St. West
Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.See Working Groups
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