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, 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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Friends of Shoal Lake 40, Water Action, Jan. 2017, Reflects in Water stencil series, ongoing, artist: Leah Decter, funded by Winnipeg Arts Council.

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GIV - Les Autres/Women and AIDS/HIV (Anne Golden, 1991)

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Nova Scotia Film Bureau Logo. Grounds For Fishing. Directed by Margaret Perry, 1955. Nova Scotia Information Services Nova Scotia Archives film no. Fc 51

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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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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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