Vancouver Independent
Archives Week


Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week (2018-2021) was a series of free public events, panels, conversations, and screenings that highlighted artist-run centre archives, artists working with archives, and the intersections between contemporary art practices and social movements in Vancouver and beyond.

In its later years of programming, Recollective hosted and commissioned a series of national and international presenters and respondents to examine these issues in a range of global contexts.

Past Events

Fri. 05.03.21 / 6 pm How to Survive Life and Its Disasters

A Virtual Discussion on Archives with Donna Miranda, Lena Cobangbang, Lesley-Anne Cao, and Allison Collins

Mon. 12.10.20 / 9 am The Upper Side of the Sky

A Virtual Reality Archive Exhibition by Jawa El Khash, Curated by Dana Qaddah

Fri. 01.11.19 / 6 pm This is no country music

Performance Lecture by Hong-Kai Wang

Tue. 09.07.19 / 7 pm Representing the Ephemeral

wen yau on performance, protest, and memory
grunt gallery

Sat. 01.06.19 / 7 pm Trans Archival Futures

Screening & Talk with Chase Joynt and Chris E. Vargas
VIVO Media Arts Centre

Tue. 13.11.18 / 9 pm Artspeak Radio Digest

Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week 2018 Issue with Populous Map, Regent Park Film Festival, and more
Vancouver Co-op Radio

Tue. 13.11.18 / 6 pm Past is Prologue

20 Years of COSMOSQUAW: screening and conversation with Samantha Nock and Salia Joseph
Western Front

Sat. 10.11.18 / 2 pm How to Build a Responsive Community Archive

With Dr. Anne Murphy, Dr. Glenn Deer, and Melanie Hardbattle
Full Circle Studios

Thu. 08.11.18 / 7 pm Pisces Midheaven

A Response to the Lenore Herb Audio Cassette Collection with Elisa Ferrari and Casey Wei
VIVO Media Arts Centre

Sat. 03.11.18 / 2 pm Identity, Then and Now

With Raghavendra Rao K.V. and Dr. JP Catungal
Full Circle Studios

Sat. 03.11.18 / 1 pm Archival Intuitions and Annotations

Cindy Mochizuki, Elizabeth MacKenzie, and Laiwan in response to Christine D'Onofrio's project Intuition Commons and the Belkin Gallery Archives
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Fri. 02.11.18 / 7 pm 2068: Touch Change

A conversation between Syrus Marcus Ware and !Kona
grunt gallery

Fri. 02.11.18 / 3 pm Direct Action and the Archive

A Screening of Sid Chow Tan's Video Journalism and Woodsquat Open Archive by Josh Gabert-Doyon
Pollyanna 圖書館 Library