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Mrs Pauline de Souza

Senior Lecturer

She is involved in developing the Cultural Manoeuvres Programme for the Art and Design Cluster alongside her other teaching responsibilities.

  • University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    University Way
    London, E16 2RD
    United Kingdom
    E16 2RD

    Pauline de Souza is the founder and director of Diversity Art Forum which has been involved in national and international projects with important institutions such as, the Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Arebyte Gallery, Index-The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and The Power Plant-Contemporary Art Gallery in Canada. She is the Ambassador for the arts organisation Procreate and is a member of Tate British Art Network.


    Pauline de Souza is a member of Tate British Artist Network two Sub-Groups, Black British Art, Feminism and Contemporary Art. She writes about contemporary art, its connection with technology and social concerns. Her interested in art and design pedagogy has resulted in publications in this area.


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    Pauline de Souza (2019) Leap into Action: Critical Pedagogies in Art and Design Education, Edited by Lee campbell, Peter Laing Publishing.

    Pauline de Souza. (2019). Destruction/Reconstruction of the Artist/Art Object: What is Possible? Third Text. Vol. Issue 2. 195-212.



    Founder and Director of Diversity Art Forum-She is a member of The Association of Women in the Arts. This organisation brings professional women together, to inspire, mentor, network and professional development.

    Her research interest include computer technology and its relationship with contemporary art practices, especially with curatorial practices.
    Her research and experience in the creative industries involves critical discussions of the development and practices of the creative industries.



    Senior Lecturer

    She teaches in the Fine Art Department in the Art and Design Cluster, where she engages with curatorial practices, computer technology and art practices including debates around contemporary art.