Welcome to Archive/Counterarchive
Archive/Counter-Archive is a project and research network dedicated to activating and preserving audiovisual archives created by Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black communities and People of Colour, women, LGBT2Q+ and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.
Established in 2018 through a Social Science and Humanities Partnership Grant, the network is committed to finding new ways to activate, preserve and restore Canada's diverse moving image heritage. Our evolving mandate combines education and advocacy to raise awareness and find resources to support audio-visual preservation -- with a special focus on short format media which have very few resources available for preservation.
News and Events
Check out what's on at Archive/Counter-Archive below! Visit our News and Events page for complete listing.
Read through our CFP for the upcoming 2nd Global Audiovisual Archiving Conference: Exchange of Knowledge and Practices, taking place on July 12-14, 2024 in Toronto.
2001E Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, York University
88 The Pond Rd
North York ON
Watch the eighth episode of our online interview series, Talking Archives, which features conversations with artists, archivists, and researchers who are part of the A/CA network.
Working Groups provide a resource for the Case Studies and extend the research through papers, policy recommendations, workshops, exhibitions, and public talks.See Working Groups
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