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.


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


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


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


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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