Lucy Shaw SQUARE Lucy Shaw is an AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on British Neo-Romanticism from 1940 until the late 1950s. Focusing on artists such as John Craxton, John Minton and Keith Vaughan, the project explores Neo-Romanticism through the lens of travel, sexuality and nation. Prior to starting the PhD, Lucy worked as an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, working within the National Art library collections. Lucy has also worked at institutions including Artangel, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Society of Literature.

Jenny Warren SQUARE Jennifer Warren is a researcher with a background in exhibition studies, currently writing on interactions between art institutions and social movements. She is an AHRC-funded doctoral student at Chelsea College of Arts and based within the Afterall Research Centre. Her doctoral research focuses on experiments in “radical museology” through the case study of Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. More widely she writes on the emergence of so-called “progressive” art institutions and their increasing identification with activism, militant research and theory.