Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to researching 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 moving image heritage
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 Women in Focus Society, from the Crista Dahl Media 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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A/CA Distinguished Speaker Series: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

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York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3
Canada

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A/CA's Distinguished Speaker Series kicks off in September with "Living Archive: Archive work as social and political practice," a talk by Berlin-based film and video curator Stefanie Schulte Strathaus.
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Minding the Archive

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Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 2K9
Canada

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What is an archive? Some archives are official, organised and public — historical documents housed in libraries or museums. Some archives are messy, private and personal — family letters, photographs and keepsakes stashed away in basements and attics or under the stairs. The artists in the Hamilton exhibition Minding the Archive draw on personal archives to question the politics of remembrance, heteronormativity, authority and the passage of time.
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