Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating 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 audiovisual image heritage
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"Margaret Perry and film camera." Nova Scotia Information Service Nova Scotia Archives no. NSIS 1200

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 Women in Focus Society, from the Crista Dahl Media Archive, VIVO

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Arnait Video Productions, Production shots from Before Tomorrow, 2008, © Arnait Video Productions. Courtesy of Arnait Video Productions.

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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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Crossroads and The Exploding Digital Inevitable with special guest Ross Lipman

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TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto ON M5V 3X5
Canada

Event Description
Archive/Counter-Archive and TIFF Higher Learning are delighted to welcome special guest Ross Lipman to deliver a keynote on Bruce Conner's CROSSROADS and Lipman's project THE EXPLODING DIGITAL INEVITABLE. This event is FREE and open to the public!
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How She Sees It: Women’s Films from the CFMDC

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Room IMA 307, School of Image Arts
122 Bond Street, Ryerson University
Toronto ON M5B 1X8
Canada

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Students in Izabella's Pruska-Oldenhof's "Issues in Film Curation and Exhibition" course in Ryerson's Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management program worked with CFMDC on a very special film program, featuring works by Canadian women. This program is one of several initiatives directed by Ryerson’s faculty, who consist of several A/CA Co-Applicants and Collaborators.
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