Welcome to the Image and Identity Research Collective (IIRC) and Archives. IIRC is a group of scholars and artists founded in 2000 by Sandra Weber from the Department of Education at Concordia University (Montreal) and Claudia Mitchell from the Faculty of Education at McGill University (Montreal).

The work posted here reflects an interest in developing interdisciplinary, image or arts-based research methodologies for the Social Sciences. Many of our projects involve critical self-study, memory work, participatory visual methodologies, and collective inquiry.

The site content includes earlier material archived by the original collective as well as later work done with other collaborators. See especially the “Projects” section once you enter the courtyard beyond.

Last updated: May 2014. This site was originally designed by Sandra Weber, Claudia Mitchell, and Scott Dziewirz. Artwork by Sophie Cloutier and Sandra Weber.