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Professional Activities

Seda is a member of The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) and the Fence. Seda has organised and co-organised conferences and symposiums. With Maria Chatzichristodoulou (London South Bank University), she co-organised and co-hosted TaPRA Performance & New Technologies Working Group’s Interim Event ‘No Way Out: Theatre as a Mediatised Practice’ in April 2017. In 2018, she organised ‘Creative Climate’ – a symposium that explored various perspectives on communicating climate change in performance. This symposium raised the timely question of how the connection between the science and politics of climate change can be communicated to the wider public through arts, specifically theatre and performance.

In 2017, Seda secured a grant to invite artist Lily Hunter Green as the new artist in residence at Birkbeck College. Lily and Seda organized events such as talks, workshops and exhibitions. Green developed two major works during her two year residency at Birkbeck: Bee Composed Live (2018) and Silencing the Virus (2019) both of which were exhibited to public during Birkbeck Arts Week and the Creative Climate Symposium. You can read Seda’s blog post about Green’s work.

Seda has also been interested in the journey from British to Turkish theatre: she has written about this academically, and also directed her translation of Tim Crouch’s The Author in Istanbul (Talimhane Theatre, 2015-2016) and toured it to theTheater an der Ruhr (Germany, 2015-2016). Seda is looking forward to translating, adapting and making theatre again in the near future. Seda occasionally wrote reviews of theatre performances for British and Turkish theatre magazines and for blogs on Arts Week and the Brighton Festival. She also worked as an advisor for Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe’s I Wish I was Lonely staged in London at the Battersea Arts Centre and Edinburgh Forest Fringe, 2013.