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Seda is a member of The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) and the Fence http://www.the-fence.net/about.aspx. Seda has 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.

Seda has recently secured a grant to invite artist Lily Hunter Green (http://www.lilyhuntergreen.com) as the new artist in residence at Birkbeck College. You can read her blog post about Green’s work here: http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/english/2017/06/02/seda-ilter-interviews-lily-hunter-green-on-bee-composed-live/. Their collaboration will be finalised with a symposium ‘Creative Climate: Communicating Climate Change in Performance’ and Green’s Bee Composed Live exhibition in May 2018.

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 occasionally writes reviews of theatre performances for British and Turkish theatre magazines and for blogs (http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/english/2017/05/25/seda-ilter-on-andy-smith-dematerialising-theatre-birkbeck-arts-week-2017/) (http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/english/2017/05/31/seda-ilter-on-andy-smiths-summit-brighton-festival-2017/). 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.