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), the Black community and People of Colour, womxn, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

activating Canada's audiovisual image 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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GIV - Les Marcheuses (Anne Golden, Petunia Alves, Stella Valiani, 1995)

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Courtesy of Glace Lawrence, poster for Toronto Living With AIDS cable series episode The Colour of Immunity directed by Glace Lawrence and the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP).

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The Film Vault of the Winnipeg Film Group

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 GIV - Recommended Daily Allowance (Diyan Achjadi, 2002)

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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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