The aims of the Doctoral Caucus are:

  • to provide a focus for developing a richer research culture or environment within the CREAM and CAMRI programmes;
  • to establish a both formal and informal structure where PhD researchers can network, share, propose new initiatives and support each other; an opportunity for community-making and sharing of research; an opportunity to learn and enhance professional skills such as presentation, curation and editorial work.

To date, the Caucus has organised two group exhibitions and published the print journal/catalogue In Process and the website in conjunction with these. As a result of our second exhibition, we were approached to devise proposals for a public art commission in Harrow, which has led to a Caucus member being awarded the commission. In addition, we have contributed to a number of CREAM research symposia and organised a series of reading groups and work sharing sessions. Currently the Caucus is developing a group exhibition at Ambika P3 in Marylebone and an online journal, both titled Hyphen, to be launched in March 2019.

The Caucus show hyphen – an exposition between art and research would not have been possible without the generous support of many people mostly from within, but in cases also from outside the University of Westminster.

To be mentioned are here especially Michael Maziere, David Bate and Jini Rawlings as staff members. Most of the AV material is lent by University departments and we would not have been able to collect them by ourselves only. The organisational work of Matthias Kispert to bring the people together again and again, and Karin Barneman’s professional attitude, which allowed to push the project forward, have been invaluable for the project. Arne Sj√∂rgen needs to be thanked for his endless patience to provide as with logos, graphic layouts and general design instructions. Trenton Lee provided all social media channels with the appropriate materials. Guilherme Carrera Campos Leal took over the task to organize the loose ends of the symposium idea. Reka Komoli sent out a demanding list on invigilations, but also cared and organized that we will not stay thirsty at the opening and private preview event. Camille Waring, Iram Ghufran and Monika Jaeckel formed the online team, which worked on the website and sent it up into the www.