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)


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).


The Film Vault of the Winnipeg Film Group


 GIV - Recommended Daily Allowance (Diyan Achjadi, 2002)


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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