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Artist in Residence - 2023/24


We are looking for someone interested in working along legal and interdisciplinary scholars at the Westminster Law School and The Westminster Law & Theory Lab in particular. We welcome expressions of interest from artists working in the intersection between law and art; or who use law as an artistic medium/base/inspiration; or whose practice can benefit from thinking along legal parameters; or whose work can be described as political and engaged. 


We understand law in its broader possible manifestation as normativity (of social rules, of artistic practices, of spatiality and temporality) and not just in its textual manifestation as statutes and caselaw. We welcome academically unaffiliated artists who want to explore the normativity of their own practice in relation to that of the legal academic practice. There is no preference in terms of medium but we would encourage a flexibility of expression in order to fit in the multiple engagements of the law school.  


You will collaborate with the staff of the Westminster Law & Theory Lab as well as the Law School staff in general, depending on your project and its demands. 

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The Westminster Law & Theory Residency programme is a new, fresh approach to bring law into the realm of artistic exploration and theoretical discourse. We are thrilled to announce an open call for 2023/24, for one distinguished artist to join the Lab as our Artist in Residence. 

You will work alongside final year students preparing their projects for the Final Year Law School Degree Show (we are the only Law School globally that has a Degree Show, where all students are expected to present an artefact/performance/poem/prose in a material form that reflects on their connection to the law). You will be offered the opportunity to showcase your work alongside the Degree Show at Ambika P3 in March 2024. You will be offered a working space, access to library and other university resources. There will be opportunities to get involved in teaching and other paid aspects of the School’s activities. 


The appointment is scheduled to start in September 2023 and last for one year. 


Interested? Please send an email to Professor Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos at by Friday 30th of June, explaining your practice and how it will fit in the law school, the project you are envisaging to complete while resident with us, and a brief portfolio/website/instagram with examples of relevant work. 

Dr. Helene Kazan - 2022/23

Dr. Kazan is working alongside the Lab as our Artist in Residence for 2022-23.


As a research-based practitioner, Helene Kazan’s work investigates ‘risk’ as a lived limit condition produced through capitalism and conflict, analysed at the material intersection of international law and architecture. Her work engages feminist, intersectional, critical legal and artistic methods through poetic testimony, as a means of expressing, translating and dismantling the violent and disproportionate human and non-human effects of risk. 

Find out more about Dr. Kazan's work here.

Image by Helene Kazan, Film still from 'Frame of Accountability: Untouching Ground' 2022. Courtesy of the Artist. 

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