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

Photobook Popup Project Space  for Photobook Publishing

TITLE PROJECT: Photobook Popup
Project Space  for Photobook Publishing
COLLAB: paula roush/ msdm publications with
2nd year Photography  at the School of Arts
and Creative Industries 
LOCATION: 126 London Road 
London South Bank University
Elephant & Castle  campus  [map here]
YEAR: 2016-ongoing

The Photobook Popup is dedicated exclusively to the
presentation of photobook publishing projects within
an experimental exploration of photographic research
and publishing practice.

This hybrid shop-event space showcases photobook
dummies and editions created during Self-publishing
and the Photobook module part of the BA (Hons)
Photography degree at LSBU School of Arts & Creative
Industries. The photobooks are on display for public
perusal, and also available for sale, in this way fulfilling
the public dimension inherent to the publishing format.
There is an accompanying public programme of
presentations taking place at the popup.

What I believe makes this module like some others
stand out from their counterparts within other similar institutes is it’s ability to take that much necessary additional step which deals with the realisation of what happens once a product has been made.
It is here that there is clear evidence of something special. The collectively curated and themed programme and the pop up shop is an excellent example of providing alternative first hand potentially transformative models for entrepreneurship and engagement for investment.
The production values of the books and zines demonstrated a sophistication and detailed engagement with the craft.

Jonathan Shaw,
Professor of Photography and Media
Director of Coventry University
Disruptive Media Learning Lab



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