Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating 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.

activating Canada's audiovisual heritage

News and Events

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Case Studies

Our Case Studies examine a range of themes, media, histories, and geographies through a selection of Canadian, community-based, and independent archives and collections.

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"Margaret Perry and film camera." Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 1200

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Colour Of Immunity: The Toronto Living with AIDS, 1991, 22:00, project by Black Coalition for Aids Prevention (Black Cap) and Glace Lawrence.

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Toronto Living With AIDS (1990-1991) public access cable television series promotional poster, courtesy of David Plant/Trinity Square Video

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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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