msdm a nomadic house-studio-gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration created by contemporary artist paula roush

msdm [mobile strategies of display & mediation], initiated by
paula roush, serves as a collective platform for investigating
the fluid entanglements of art, curation, and publishing.
It centres on place-based research through the lens of hydrofeminist 'new materialisms' and a decolonial perspective, leveraging emerging technologies and relational methodologies. The goal is to craft a narrative of transitional design that moves us towards an equitable and ecologically just future.

Our journey has unfolded into two pivotal research directions:

1. Investigating the potential of inner-city vacant buildings as
hubs for creative expression, guided by principles of degrowth. This exploration has birthed the house-studio-gallery,
a space that exists both virtually and physically as an artist’s museum, challenging traditional notions of art display and community engagement.

2. Advancing a pluriversal approach to publishing, we
envision the book as mobile space for display and mediation. Through msdm Publications' latest projects— Follow Y/Our River,  liquid memories, Wide Load: A House Moved —we developed multi-authored books that are participatory experiences, inviting readers to engage in open dialogue with multi-layered portraits of being and place.

The core activities of msdm encompass the creation of publications, installations, and workshops, making it a transdisciplinary platform for artistic research.
Noteworthy among our initiatives is the Page-turner
collective distinguished by its peer-to-peer network. 
This approach serves as a robust support system for
artists in the development of their self-publishing practices.

Get in touch, we continue to question and expand the
boundaries of artistic and publishing practices, inviting collaboration, exploration, and dialogue.



msdm publications can be purchased online, in selected bookstores, artist-led spaces and galleries. If you would like to purchase msdm publications and photoworks from us please get in touch.

⌨️ @mobile_strategies

☯︎ 44(0)7711483319



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.Finnish Museum of Photography
.South London Gallery
.[ Space ] London
.Castlefield Gallery Manchester
.198 Contemporary Arts & Learning London
.Tate Modern + Tate Britain London
.Centro Cultural de Lagos
.Drawing Room London
.Centro Cultural de Espana Montevideo
.CAMJAP: Fundação Calouste
 Gulbenkian Lisbon
.Southhill Park Arts Centre London
.WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse Austria
.Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof Hamburg
.Artstation Auckland
.QUAD Derby
.MNAC Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea Chiado
.Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
.Museu Coleção Berardo Lisbon
.Herbert Read Gallery Canterbury
.Pavilhão 28 Espaço Expositivo Centro
Hospitalar Psiquiátrico Lisboa
.GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen
.City Gallery Prague
.Living Art Museum Reykjavik
.INIVA Institute of International Visual Arts 
.The Brady Arts Centre London
.The Photographers' Gallery London
.Camden Arts Centre London
.Casa das Artes Porto 
.Haus der Architektur Graz 
.Czech Centre London
.Pavilhao Preto Museu da Cidade Lisbon
.ACERT Tondela
.Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia

.Association of Photographic Artists/
 Hippolyte gallery Helsinki
.Gallery P74 Ljubljana
.Coleman Project Space London
.CMR Cornwall Media Resource 
.ICVL Studio Bristol
.Atelier POP-UP Lisbon
.Infinite Multiple London
.Play Gallery Berlin
.Voyeur Project View Lisbon
.a l l i n London 
.Sparwasser HQ Berlin
.Galeria Mira Porto
.Artist's Book Centre Sheffield
.Sput&Nik the Window Porto
.Overgaden Gallery Copenhagen
.W139 Amsterdam
.mzin-bookstore and project space
 for visual culture Leipzig
.Frans Masereel Centrum Kasterlee
.Homeless Project London

.Bauhaus Foundation Dessau
.Hasselblad Foundation Gothenburg
.Arab Image Foundation Beirut
.EDP Foundation Lisbon

.London South Bank University
-ACI School of Arts and Creative Industries
-CSNI Center for the Study of Networked Image
-BA (Hons) Photography
-BA (Hons) Fashion Media
.UMEA University Sweden 
- School of Architecture
.Universidade do Porto
-Faculdade de Belas Artes
.UWE University of the West of England
- Architecture and Built Environment
.KHiO National Academy of the Arts Oslo
.Atelier de Lisboa
.ESDA LLotja Barcelona
.EINA  Centre Universitari
de Disseny i Art UAB
.Autonomous University of Barcelona
.Lebanese American University
- School of  Architecture & Design
.University of Gothenburg HDK
- Valand Academy
.University of the Arts in Poznan
.UMAR/Feminist University Lisbon
.Lisbon Consortium
.Napier University Edinburgh
.Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
.University for the Creative Arts Canterbury
.Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam
-Piet Zwart Institute/
Education in Arts Post-grad
.University of the Arts London
- Wimbledon College of Art
- Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art
- Camberwell College of Arts 
.University of Middlesex London
.Ar.Co School of Arts &
 Visual Communication Lisbon
.Centro Portugues de Design Lisbon 
- Environmental Urban Design Post Grad
.Oxford Brookes University
-School of Architecture
.University of London Goldsmiths College 
- MA in Fine Art Administration and Curatorship
.St Charles College London

.The Finish Photobook Award
.Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Avintes
 -iNstantes (PT) 
.Imago Photo Festival Lisbon
.PhotoBookClub Lisbon
.Aarhus Photobook Week
.Feira do Livro de Fotografia de Lisboa
(Lisbon Photobook Fair) 
.Unveil'd Photography Festival Exeter,
.Radiator Festival London
.ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art 
.Institut für Neue Kulturtechnologien/t0
.World-Information City: Public Outreach Program
.Sheffield Artist's Book Fair
.Hackney WickED
.FotoBook Festival Kassel
.Publish and Be Damned
.Joburg Fringe Independent Art Fair
.e v +a limerick
.AC Institute NYC
.London Art Book Fair
.Blind Date Convention
.Ragusa FotoFestival

.HS Projects London
.ACAVA Association for Cultural
.Advancement through Visual Arts London
.CoolTan Arts London
.ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme
.Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
-Public Health
.South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
.Science Museum’s LATES 
.TAP Trust Art Project London
.ArtsAdmin London
.Procurarte  Lisbon

.Instituto de Camoes
.Arts Council England
.Elephant Trust
.Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
.South East London Foundation
.Neighbourhood Renewal Fund