msdm [mobilesocialdesignmedium] is a studio dedicated to photographic research and creation and its interaction with contemporary urban culture, publishing and public engagement.
Founded in 1998 by paula roush, visual artist and creative facilitator, the London-based studio often collaborates with artists, theorists and cultural organisations, building bridges between creative practice and everyday life. Research is practice-based and methodologies include photography as mapping tool, publishing as creative practice, activation of vacant spaces as memory work, social practice as participatory citizenship and pop-up projects as spaces for collective work.
As Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University, paula roush also leads research associated with art photography and its integration into graduate and under-graduated levels. This includes Photography and the Gallery and Self-Publishing and the Photobook modules,  looking at social design and publishing as strategies for public engagement.

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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Boston Athenaeum  Boston, MA United States
Kandinsky Library, Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Pompidou  Paris France
Drawing Room Outset Study Library, London UK
EDP Foundation’s Art Collection, Lisbon Portugal
Metropolitan Museum of Art  Thomas J. Watson Library, New York, United States
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)  New York,  United States
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum artists’ books collection, London UK
School of The Art Institute of Chicago  Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection John M Flaxman Library Chicago United States
Swarthmore College Libraries, Swarthmore PA United States
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar  VCUQatar
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste – Medien- und Informationszentrum  ZHdK MIZ Zurich Switzerland
Oslo National Academy of the Arts The Library, Oslo Norway
The Brooklyn Museum
100 Flowers Collection for NHSGGC’s new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Frans Masereel Centrum Collection
Cuming Museum, Art Collection and Local History Library and Archive (Southwark Heritage), London
bookRoom bookworks collection, UCA Library at Farnham, UK
P74 Artists’ Books Collection, Ljubljana
PhotoIreland Foundation Collection, Dublin Ireland

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COMMISSIONS/ RESIDENCIES/ PROJECTS 

_2019

Hypnotic Highway in
Ragusa FotoFestival
Curated by Steve Bison /Urbanautica Institute
Palazzo Cosentini, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily
July 26 – August 25 2019

BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY in
Rigorosamente Libri Biennale del Libro d’Artisti 
Selected by Maddalena Carnaghi and curated by Vito Capone 
Fondazione de Monte Uniti di Foggia 
June 1- July 15 2019

PAINTBALL FIELD in
Aproximar-­‐nos do Caos 
[com umas lentes que permitam ver melhor o que isso é] 
A project by: Susana Paiva with Escola Informal de Fotografia 
ACERT gallery
May 11- June 29 2019
Curatorial text [ pdf] | Exhibition works [ pdf] | [ Exhibition poster [ jpg

_2018
PAINTBALL FIELD (3,06 billion cycles per second ):  paula roush photography and installation
New photoworks and installation commissioned by 5th Edition of Barreiro Photography Month for the Red Gallery of Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro
1 Nov  2018 – 10 Feb 2019
Curated by Sofia Matos
Red Gallery, Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita, Barreiro
5th Edition of Barreiro Photography Month 2018

Paintball field (broadsheet and poster works)
Commissioned by Claudia Shneider, invited by Mireille Ribiere for
Joburg Fringe 2018
25 October – 3 November 2018

with: Andrew Lindsay, Americo Guambe, Amogelang Maepa, Ann Marie Tully, Brett Seiler, Chiedza Nyebera Pfister, Claudia Shneider, Daniel Novela, Emmanuel de Montbron, James Nilsen-Misra, Jessica Doucha, Kaelik Dullaart, Kutlwano Monyai, Marlene Carpenter, Mbali Tshabalala, Miabo Enyadike, Michelle Loukidis, Mireille Ribière, Naledi Segale, Ngozi Chukura, paula roush, Phumelele Kunene
The Art Room + Victoria Yards, Johannesburg

Sex’n’database: a corporeal taxonomy in
Activating the Archive online exhibition
curated by Alejandro Acin & Isaac Blease
with: Jerry Spagnoli, Amak Mahmoodian, Thomas Sauvin with Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt, Rohan Thapa, Paula Roush, Délio Jasse, Francesca Seravalle, IC Visual Lab, Andres Orjuela, Christian Lange
PH museum, July 24- Sept 24 2018

SUPER-PRIVATE scenes I-VI
Series of bookworks commissioned by Jon Fawcett for Infinite Multiple collection of affordable art multiples, launched at Carrol Fletcher gallery, London, Sept 2017 followed by Lounge Arrival , Arebite Gallery, City Island, London April 2018
with: Ilona Broeseliske, Max Colson, David Cotterrell, Nina Coulson, Thomson & Craighead, Matthew Darbyshire, Rod Dickinson, Oliver Durcan, Theo Ellison, Marcia Farquhar, Jacob Farrell, Shayna Fonseka, London Fieldworks, Freee, Maria Paz Garcia, Roxman Gatt, Tristan Hessing, Lizzie Hughes, Mustapha Hulusi, Louise Long, Adrian Lee, Sally Labern, Christopher MacInnes, Antonia McDonald, Jon Rafman, paula roush, Santiago Sierra, Jonathan Trayner and Theo Turpin
Arebyte Gallery, City Island, London

_2017
UNBOUND: David Faithful, Jo Milne, paula roush & Print City

commissioned by Rob McDonald/ Container
Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Canterbury
20 Oct to 9 Nov 2017
Evidencing the east end: paula roush & julie cook
Two photobook projects developed at 85 Stepney Way  as a double site-specific installation within an East London warehouse awaiting demolition and redevelopment.
msdm studios at 85 Stepney Way, Whitechapel London
May 2017

 _2015
Torn Folded Curled
Commissioned by PlanBEY
Photobook works sourced from the Arab Image foundation, presented as an installation
Makan Project Space, Beyrut
October- November 2015

_2014
Paradigm StoreWorks commissioned by HS Projects 
September 25 – November 5, 2014
With:  Ulla von Brandenburg, Cullinan & Richards, Kendell Geers, David Shrigley, Yutaka Sone, Maria Nepomuceno, Tobias Rehberger,paula roush, Claire Barclay, Elizabeth Neel, Simon Bedwell,  Nike Savvas,  Theo Stamatoyiannis,  Anne Harild,  Beatriz Milhazes
5 Howick Place, London

_2013
 Connecting Worlds
Commissioned by Drawing Room – Mairia Evripidou and Jacqui McIntosh – in collaboration with UBM
With:  Michael Armitage, Marisol Malatesta, Liz Murray, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera
9 September 2013 – 14 March 2014
UBM Offices,  London
Xistorias/ Schistories
Commissioned by Rural Development Agency ADXTUR  to create a project  in the ‘schist’ mountain villages of Portugal, an area that has become depopulated and is now being developed as a destination for tourists. Titled  Schistories, the participatory work used oral history, new technologies and creative processes to evoke a dramatic encounter between the rural traditions of the past and present-day cultural practices. Funded by: ADXTUR,Supported by: LousitâneaGóis City Council and ESEC
WIth: Eunice Gonçalves Duarte, Mário Montez and paula roush
May-November 2013
Queer Paper Gardens: paula roush & maria lusitano
curated by Joao Pinharanda
June 6 – September 8 2013
Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon
Dreaming Through –On & Into the Exotic: paula roush & maria lusitano
curated by Maria Kheirkha
April 4 – May 18 2013
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning London
The Memory of Stones; A collage novel for children
printed in stone litography during a Printmaking Residency
July 1- August 2 2013
Frans Masereel Centrum
Kasterlee, Belgium

_2012
Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Curated by Eva Schmidt
With: Özlem Altin, Tobias Buche, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marianna Christofides, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Katalin Deér, Thea Djordjadze, Hervé Garcia, Cécile Hummel, Franziska Kabisch, Ulrike Kuschel, Alexandra Leykauf, Elke Marhöfer, Katrin Mayer, Lia Perjovschi, Manfred Pernice, Abigail Reynolds, paula roush,Ines Schaber & Stefan Pente, Eske Schlüters, Batia Suter, Simon Wachsmuth and Haegue Yang
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
December 2012- March 2013
GAZETTE SHOW: : self-published newspapers show
mzin-bookstore and project space for visual culture Leipzig
October 26 – November 10 2012

The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution)
The Brighton Photo Fringe at the Phoenix, Brighton

_2010
And then again, show of contemporary UK and Portuguese Printmaking
Curated by Ana Fonseca and Liz Collini
With: Adam James, Adam Knight, Ana Fonseca, Andrea Jespersen, Ann-Marie LeQuesne, Barton Hargreaves, Bob Matthews, Bronwen Sleigh, Carlos Noronha Feio, Cristina Ataíde, Dick Jewell, Edd Pearman, Francisco Sousa Lobo, George Charman, Graça Pereira Coutinho, Jane Ward, Jessie Brennan, Jo Stockham, José Carlos Teixeira, Liz Collini, Mark Hampson, Martinha Maia, Mónica de Miranda, Nuno Vicente, Orlando Franco, paula roush, Pedro Valdez Cardoso, Richard Healy, Rui Horta Pereira, Susanne Themlitz, Tom Smith
Pavilhao Preto Museu da Cidade, Lisbon 2010
Living Room 2010: A Week of Kindness 
Curated by Rob Garret and Pontus Kyander,a commission for a public art project in the city of Auckland
Auckland City Council, Auckland 2010
_2006
Ear Appeal
Sound as conceptual and analytic material, exhibition project examining the ways sound defines space and exerts control
Curated by Doreen Mende
With: Rashad Becker, Justin Bennett, Benjamin Bergmann, Elisabeth Grübl, Arthur Köpcke, Genesis P-Orridge, Ultra-red, Ruszka Roskalnikowa, paula roush/msdm, Mika Taanila, Annette Weisser
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Austria
October 19 – November  18 2006
Global Tour: Art Travel & Beyond
Based on research and concept by French curator Amiel Grumberg (1980-2004)
Boris Achour, Renaud Auguste Dormeuil, Zeigam Azizov, Davi de Balula, Alberto Baraya, Otto Berchem,Jordi Bernado, Candice Breitz, Mircea Cantor, Jota Castro, Coco Fusco, Meschac Gaba, Gerald, Hong Hao,IAT, Martin Krenn, Oliver Ressler, paula roush, Nika Spalinger, Manit Sriwancihpoom
W139, Amsterdam
December 17  2005- January  22 2006
Public Services
Projects by artists and architects whose works and research deal with problems involving the service sector in contemporary urban environments.
With: paula roush/ msdm, Marjetica Potrč, Apolonija Šušteršič, Temporary Services (USA) and Tadej Pogacar & Anja Planiscek
Curated by Tadej Pogaca
Sparwasser HQ June 17 – July 15 2006
Pavel House October 8 2005 – Dec 3 2005

_2004
SOS:OK Emergency Kit
Temporary public artwork commissioned by Coleman Project Space in the site of former Biscuit town, Bermondsey, working with  Biscuit Factory workers to imagine and design a new biscuit to represent the neighborhood.

2013  Hetero q.b.,international video programme curated by Emília Tavares and paula roush, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa
2012 Off the s{h}elf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book curated by paula roush, teresa paiva & maria lusitano, Stockwell Studios,  London
2012 The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery, London South Bank University, London
2009 New Territories/Novos Territórios curated by paula roush & Inês Amado
Pavilhão 28 Espaço Expositivo do Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, Lisbon, 2009
2008 Mundos Locais Local Worlds, curated  by  Lucia Marques & paula roush, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Portugal

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CURATORIAL PROJECTS

ə/uh/-books

Artist-run project and programme of exhibitions, workshops and publications. Founded by paula roush in 2016, it aims to provide a research framework for photographic art as publishing practice. Throughout the history of the project there has been a questioning of how artists, photographers and publishers can experiment with and develop critically reflexive forms of exhibition practice for photobookworks. Projects have taken on various formats ranging from installations and presentations in institutions, and the production of editions through commissions and collaborative formats. This work has been shown nationally and internationally at All Inked up Kentʼs International Artist Book & Print Event UCA Canterbury & The Brewery Tap Folkestone, KHiO Publishing Studio Oslo National Art Academy, PRINTed #4 Singular publications EINA Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona and Arts Llibre Worshop ESDA LLotja Escola d’Arts i Oficis de Barcelona, Spain.
Project’s archive: http://uh-books.tumblr.com/
Programme:
ə-books #10 May 15-18, 2018 Unveil’d Photobook #01
ə-books #9 Mar 9th- Mar 23th 2018 Jens Masmann L ND N
ə-books #8 Tuesday 25 April – Friday 26 May 2017 Tadej Pogačar + Dejan Habicht: HU? Pre-Brexit Tour
ə-books #7 March 28th – April 21st 2017 Héloïse Bergman: The Dying Art
ə-books #6 March 21st – March 24th 2017 Andreia Alves de Oliveira: River Boats & Inner Thoughts
ə-books #5 January 31st- February 25th 2017 Jessica Brouder: I Believe in You
ə-books #4 October 18th- November 18th 2016 Marc Vallée: Vandals and the city
ə-books #3 September 14th- October 12th 2016 Amy Warwick: Blame your parents
ə-books #2 June 28th- August 28th 2016 Martin Toft and Gareth Syvret: Atlantus
ə-books #1 May 25th- June 24th 2016 Lara Gonzalez: made and published

Unstable Media
Collaborative research project into the exhibition as medium by paula roush with collective Unstable Media
2017 The Book Dispersed,
Casa das Artes +Sput&Nik the Window, Porto,Spet 24- October 28 2017 
2016: Faz Tu Mesmx- Arte por Instrução/ DIY: Art by Instruction,
Sput&Nik The Window Gallery, Porto

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ART PUBLISHING/ PHOTOBOOK FAIRS
Blind Date Convention
with: 585 ZINES, Beli sladoled,  Look Backandlaugh, Sergej Vutuc,  Rostfrei Publishing,  The Angry Bat, paula roush / msdm, Nez Pez,  Darko Simicic,  Tomislav Gotovac Institute,  Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Simon Kocjancic, Mina Fina,  Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. (KAPSULAP74 Gallery)
P74 gallery, Ljubljana
6 Nov 2018

On Print: Photography 
Curated by Francisco Varela
ZinefestPt, Galeria  Mira,  Porto
1,2,3 de Novembro 2018

London Art Book Fair
with: Afterall, Akerman Daly, AND, Aperture, Archive Books, Archive of Modern Conflict, Are Not Books & Publications, Art / Books, Baron, Behind the X, Blue Horses, Broken Dimanche Press, Marcus Campbell, Chelsea Space, Common Books,Common Editions, Concentric Editions, Copy Press, Design for Today,Samuel Dominguez Zegers, Egidija & George, The Everyday Press, Faceless Artist, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Four Corners Books,Antonio Freiles – Spazio Libro d’Artista, Clare Gasson, Marian Goodman Gallery, GOST Books, Hoxton Mini Press, Independents United, JENNINGS/NIEDERBERGER, Laurence King, Kiss and Tell Press, Leonie Lachlan, Lalata, Less Than 500, Lisson Gallery, London Centre for Book Arts, Sara Mackillop, MAMA Books, Ruth Martin, MIT Press, Motto, msdm, National Portrait Gallery, object permanence, Occasional Papers, Oh!, David O’Mara, OOMK, ottoGraphic, Overlapse Photobooks, Mark Pawson, PrintRoom,Publication Studio, Redfoxpress, James Reid, Setsuko, Batool Showghi, Spiralbound / Susak Press, Studio SFCH, Summer Forest X Ju Hee, Tara Books, United Vagabonds, Unpatient, Valiz, Walden Press, We are Publication, Hans Weyers, Whitechapel Gallery, Wunderkammer Press, YAO E, Zabludowicz Collection, David Zwirner Books
Whitechapel Gallery, London
6-9 September 2018

PRINTed #4
With: London South Bank University / University of Leeds (UK) / Wild Pansy Press / University for the Creative Arts. Canterbury. Kent (UK) / Llotja Escola Superior de Disseny i Art / Facultat de Belles Arts de la Universitat de Barcelona / Metàfora. Barcelona / EINA. Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona (Adscrit a la UAB).
Curated by Enric Mas and Jo Milne
Espai Cultural EINA Barra de Ferro/ EINA  Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art
UAB Autonomous University of Barcelona April 2018


All Inked up
With: Four Corner Books, Steven Fowler, Catherine Hehir, Intra, Limerick School of Art & Design, Lion & Lamb Press U.C.A. Farnham, Liver and Lights, Llotja Barcelona, msdm, Otto, Resort Studio, Riso Soup Dundee, Chrisato Tamabayashi, University of Barcelona, U.C.A. Canterbury, Wildy Pansy Press
Kentʼs International Artist Book & Print Event
UCA Canterbury & The Brewery Tap Folkestone
curated by Rob Mcdonald/ container
13 October – 9 November 2017

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TEACHING
2006-present: Senior Lecturer: Digital Photography, BA (Hons) Digital Photography and MA creative Arts and Media Practice, Researcher: Teaching and Learning in Arts, Media and Design. London South Bank University, Arts Media and English Department, London
2006-present: Theory Coordinator MA Art and Media Practice, University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, London
1999-2005: Lecturer: Art in Community Settings, BA in Arts Administration and research supervision on MA Arts Management Programme, Birkbeck College, University of London, London

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CREATIVE FACILITATOR
2018  KHiO National Academy of the Arts Oslo, Nothing to undo: Guest Lecture and  5-day photobook publishing workshop with BA + MA students across the 3 pathways (Fine Arts, Design and Crafts)

2015 – 2017 Lisbon Photobook Fair,  Page-turner: Photography, Book and Self-Publishing, 4-day workshop and pop-up exhibition for artists and photographers wishing to develop their photographic work into photobook projects, running in parallel with the Lisbon Photobook Fair, at the Lisbon Photographic Archive satellite space

2016 V&A Academy, Page-turner: Photography, Book and Self-Publishing, 4-day workshop and pop-up exhibition for artists and photographers wishing to develop their photographic work into photobook projects, running in parallel with National Art Library photobooks collection at msdm studio and Elephant Studios (London South Ban University)

2016 – 2018  ACAVA Association for Culture Advancement through Visual Art, Photography and self-publishing projects, both in Blechynden Street studio and partner West London- based centres. Photo newspaper and wall photoworks developed with St George College art students funded by West London Clinical Commissioning Group to create a permanent art collection for St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing. Bookworks developed with Venture Community Centre groups were funded by Royal Borough Kensington & Chelsea through Public Health

2014 CoolTan Arts Stays Up LATES: A Creative and Interactive Journey Exploring the History of Science and Mental Health, Program of workshops, editing and designing CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle / Science Museum’s LATES book project with photographic documentation, related art work and many of the original talks given by volunteers on the guided tours.
Digital copy online:   http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/largactyl-shuffle-science-museum-lates

2013 CoolTan Arts/ HS Projects, Open books: artists newspapers and QR codes.
Program of workshops leading to creation and publication of newspapers with four artists users of CoolTan Arts studio: William Ball, Graeme Newton, Aaron W.J. Pilgrim and Saffron Saidi. Commissioned by HS Projects with funding from ICAP: Insight Community Arts Programme. Artwork was exhibited in the lounge area in ICAP London’s headquarters building (Blackfriars), and could be accessed and downloaded via QR codes.
http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/cooltan-arts-news/open-books-project/

2013 Queer Paper Gardens: exploring relationship between collage and self-publishing. Workshop for artists and educators. EDP Foundation, Lisbon

2013     Dreaming Through: Self-publishing workshop for artists and educators. Resulting works showcased alongside the exhibition in street facing displays at 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, London

2008     Shared Worlds Collaborative and Participatory Art. Workshop/Seminar/Talks/ Art interventions/Public Art Coordination: Monica De Miranda. With: paula roush, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Paul Goodwin.
July  25- 27 2008, Centro Cultural de Lagos and vicinity

1998     Project Temporary Homes. South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project, ASHA Projects, Eaves Housing, Riverpoint Emergency Hostel and Sojourner Housing Association. Funding: London Arts Boards Regional Challenge/ New Audiences Programme.
Workshops with four women’s organisations and women living in temporary accommodation in mixed-media project (using photography, video and web design). The artwork was exhibited in the Temporary Homes exhibition, 198 Gallery

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SELECTED TALKS/CONFERENCES

2019
Torn, Folded, Curled: photobookworks with orphan photographs, School of Arts & Creative Industries ACI Research and Enterprise Conference: Storytelling and the Networked Image in a digital/pos digital landscape, London South Bank University 23rd May, 2019
Torn, Folded, Curled: Orphan Photographs Sourced From the Arab Image Foundation (Crafting an Archaeology of the Recent Past, One Photobookwork at a Time).
The Archive: Visual Culture In The Middle East Symposium. (Publishing as an Intellectual Design Platform: Lebanon)
Lebanese American University, School of Architecture & Design
Department of Art & Design symposium. 
Organised by Yasmine Nachabe Taan and Melissa Plourde Khoury
LAU Byblos campus, April 5, 2019
archive-brochure.pdf

Publishing as Artistic Practice: participatory skill share and talk. Conjunction Event from The Fish Factory, Penryn and CMR Project Space, Redruth organised by Alice Mahoney and Rose Hatcher. CMR Cornwall Media Resource, Redruth

2018
Post-digital Publishing and Story-telling in the Photobook, Arts Llibre Workshop ESDA LLotja, Barcelona Spain, Artist’s talk / workshop

2016
The Photobook as Artistic Research & Expression In collaboration with ICVL Studio,  Unveil’d Photography Festival
Why on Earth Be A Flaneuse When I Can Be A Glaneuse? Photobook Talks, Flaneur Project, Carpe Diem, Lisbon
Nothing to undo,KHiO Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo Norway, Artist’s talk and workshop

2015 
Super-privateArab Image Foundation, Beyrut Lebanon, Artist’s talk
Photobook: education and pedagogical networks. Presentation at the Lisbon Photobook Fair, Lisbon, November 2015

2014
Chaos of memories- Surviving archives and the ruins of history according to the found photo foundation. Presented at Order and Collapse: The Lives of Archives, University of Gothenburg & Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg 2014
UBM Artists Lunchtime talk: Michael Armitage, Frank Pudney, paula roush, Lucia Vera. Talk in conjunction with the exhibition Connecting Worlds presented by Drawing Room in collaboration with UBM. UBM’s meeting room on the 9th Floor, Ludgate House

2013
X Time: Time that has already been time – a preamble in two chapters, UMAR/Feminist University, Seminar The Uses of Time,  Lisbon Portugal, Seminar
Queer paper gardens / Estranhos jardins de papel, guided visit to the exhibition,The Lisbon Consortium: III Lisbon Summer for the Study of Culture Programme
True Tales: Queer artistic strategies. With: Ana Pérez-Quiroga, Patrícia Guerreiro, paula roush, Maria Lusitano, João Manuel de Oliveira and Nuno Crespo. Part of the video programme hetero q.b., Museu do Chiado, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon

2010
Browser Landscapes. Tiresias: Video by artists, Centro Cultural de Espana, Montevideo, Uruguay, April 2010

2009
Up for grabs: webcams, aesthetic failure and intermedial Internet spectatorship. Panel Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art. ISEA 2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Belfast
From flat box to 3D storycube: photography, youth cultures and counter-archival strategies, Mediated Memories Symposium, Journal of Media Practice, Sussex University
Open education networks. Knowledge Unlimited. 4th Takeaway Festival. DANA Centre, London
Tweeting is half of the work- artist’s work placement and the web 2.0 + Real blogging is academic blogging, Elearning@work, London South Bank University, London
Reinterpreting the archive: from flat paper to the 3-D web. Photography Education Symposium. Issue four of the journal Photographies, London South Bank University, London
Open Education Networks vs ‘Bricks and mortar’ Universities. Resolutely Analogue?: Art Museums in Digital Culture. Learning and Teaching in New Media: Questions of Literacy. Tate Encounters, London

2008
Video as a zone of activity. Video Art and Art & Film essay in Portugal Symposium, CAMJAP – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Social networking and authentic engagement: students as ‘produsers’. Learners in the Co-creation of Knowledge (LICK) 2008, Napier University, Edinburgh
Sociable Publishing – a photo publishing project at lulu.com. Published Words, Public Pages – Sharp Copenhagen. A Nordic Conference on International Print Culture. The Danish Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen
Photopublishing with Lulu, situating feedback in socially networked practices. CLTAD 4th International Conference Enhancing Curricula: using research and enquiry to inform student learning, New York
The posthuman finger. The Red Room Platform, Loving Big Brother: From George Orwell to reality TV – is surveillance to be feared or embraced? ArtsAdmin, London
Shared worlds: workshop-seminar about collaborative and participatory art. Local Worlds exhibition, Lagos
Flat Screen, No Signal: Body and Location Under CCTV. Conspiracy Dwellings: Symposium on Surveillance in Contemporary Art in the Southhill Park Arts Centre

2006
WUK-RADIO: Ear Appeal (Orange 94)
Presentation of the project Protest Academy as part of the exhibition Ear Appeal at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse. paula roush  with Doreen Mende, curator of the exhibition,  WUC Radio Broadcast event.

1998 South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, TAP-Trust Art Project/ Lambeth Hospital
Developed participatory project with staff and people living in and near the healthcare estate using mixed-media (photography, video and writing). The artwork was published and exhibited in the healthcare estate

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VISITING APPOINTMENTS (SEMINARS, SHORT CURSES, LECTURES, TUTORING, EXTERNAL EXAMINER/CRITIC)

Piet Zwart Institute – Postgraduate Studies in Art and Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University, External Critic in the Master Education in Arts, 2018-2019
University of Middlesex, London, Module leader, Culture and Context in Digital Media, London, 2008
Wimbledon College of Art, London, Workshop leader, Artists Publications and From web to print, 2007-08
Ar.Co School of Arts & Visual communication, Lisbon, workshops commissioned by the Ars Ornata Europeana, 2005
Central Saint Martins, London, BA Fine Art, 2005
Camden Arts Centre, London, Introduction to Contemporary Art, 2005
Camberwell College of Arts, London, Elective: Object Image Meaning, 2004
Centro Portugues de Design, Lisbon, Post Graduate degree in Environmental Urban Design, 2002
Oxford Brookes University, School of Architecture, Spring 1999, Courses: BA in Architecture
University of London, Goldsmiths College, Fall 1998, Course: MA in Fine Art Administration and Curatorship (tutor)
Lehman College, City University of New York, Fall 1995, Course: M.Sc in Therapeutic Recreation

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PERFORMATIVE PRESENTATIONS
2012
Feminising Ed, a discussion of Tested: vaio road test  in the context of other feminist projects that approach historical artists’ books and documents by the use of archive and exhibition making. The Ed Show, The Digital Art Gallery London South Bank University, London UK
2011
Intimate Tv: Webcamming & Social Life-Logging in The Surveillant-Sousveillant Space , ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey
A field (of interconnected realities: cyber drawing and mash-up electronic goodness, ISEA 2011 The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sabanci University,  Istanbul, Turkey
2010
Intimate TV – forward:delete (wayback safari), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg Germany
A field,  Living Room artists’ talk, Artstation, Auckland, NZ
2009
Speed/sight, Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Gallery P74, Ljubljana Slovenia
2009
CCTV ecstasy, The 4th Radiator festival: Exploits in the Wireless City, QUAD, Derby UK

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PHOTOBOOKWORKS 

roush, p., (2015) Super-private (limited edition) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Today torn folded curled. Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Rositta. Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Super-private (leporellos: scene I, II, III, IV, V, VI) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) Bayroumi (46,000 questions) Beirut: Plan Bey
roush, p., (2015) nothing to undo. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2015) charles saint. London: ACAVA
roush, p., (2015) Areopagitica (Milton’s nose). London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2013) Queer paper gardens or the Wildlife of symbols. Lisbon: Fundação EDP
roush, p., (2013) The memory of stones a collage-novel for children. Frans Masereel Centrum with the support of CMCR
roush, p., (2012) Found Photo Foundation/ FPF (orphan photographs temporarily adopted in a series of un-archival experiences and experiments). London and Siegen: msdm publica(c)tions and the Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2012
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2012) A field (of interconnected realities) or The week of mash-up goodness. London: msdm publica(c)tions
roush, p., (2012) The past persists in the present in the form of a dream (participatory architectures, archive and revolution). London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2012), Faux-to-zine. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Four reenactments in disruptive pattern material. London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Estátuas de reis com mulheres/ Statues of kings with women. London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2011) Split-index: a time/space dislocation; Split-screen: a time/space dislocation. Ljubljana: Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, London: msdm publications
roush, p., Lusitano, M. (2011) Classop (varied papers). London: msdm publications
roush, p., (2012) Ergoterapia. London: msdm publications.
roush, p., (2010) Fake Newspaper. London: msdm publications; Lisbon: Centro Portugues de Serigrafia.

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Chapters in Books

roush, p., Lusitano, M. A field (of interconnected realities) or The Week of mash-up goodness. In E. Waeckerlé, and R. Sawdon-Smith (eds.) The Book is Alive! 2013, BookLive! Conference and Exhibitions proceedings, London South Bank University, London June 2012, published by RGAP

Towards a free/ libre/ open/ source/ university: shifts in contemporary models of art and education. in: Catlow, R. and Garrett, G. (eds.)   Collaboration and freedom – the world of free and open source art. London  2011: Furtherfield and Arts Council England. [Online].

TV-essay: demystifying the means of reproduction in the broadcast medium. Multitudes magazine special Issue: the art-TV clash/ Channel TV. Ed. Britta Peters at the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in Hamburg, and in partnership with Halle für Kunst Lüneburg and cneai. Nov 2010.

Migratory aesthetics / travelling concepts / epistemology of the nomadic place. In M. Miranda and D. Soter Projeto Figura-Pensão Ibérica | artistas em residência, Lisbon: Xerem, London: Triangle Arts Trust. 2010

From webcamming to social life-logging: intimate performance in the surveillant-sousveillant space. Chapter in Conspiracy Dwellings: Surveillance in Contemporary Art. Eds. Pam Skelton and Outi Remes. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2010.

Publishing friends: social publishing networks and learners as produsers. (with Ruth Brown). Chapter in Educational social software for context-aware learning: collaborative methods and human interaction. Eds Niki Lambropoulos and Margarida Romero. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2009

Spaces, visibilities and transcultural flows: diasporic strategies in the local worlds.
Chapter in Mundos Locais Local Worlds. Eds. paula roush & Lucia Marques. Lagos: Centro Cultural de Lagos, 2008.

Journal Articles

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Download fever: photography, subcultures and online-offline counter-archival strategies
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Essay in Photographies Journal, Vol. 2 Photography and Education Special Issue and Symposium Issue.
Eds. Andrew Dewdney and Martin Lister. Taylor & Francis.  2009.

Social Networking and Authentic Engagement: Students as “Produsers. (with Ruth Brown) Learning & Teaching e-Journal, Issue 1, Volume 1.

Between snapshots and avatars: using visual methodologies for fieldwork in Second Life
(with Ming Nie & Matthew Wheeler). Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, Volume 2, Number 1 (April 2009): Pedagogy, Education and Innovation in Virtual Worlds.

Second Life for Digital Photography: An Exploratory Study.
(with Ming Nie & Matthew Wheeler). Contemporary Educational Technology. Volume: 1, Issue: 3, July-2010. Pages:  267-280