Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive

Archive/Counter-Archive is a project dedicated to activating and remediating audiovisual archives created by Indigenous, Inuit and Métis Peoples, 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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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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Women in Focus Society, from the Crista Dahl Media Archive, VIVO

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Film Still -  Magdalene (Cathy Hall, 1985, Winnipeg Film Group)

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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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