From August 2018 Heather is one of the experts contributing to the Open Set Fluid Rhythms
project, a seven-month programme of situated research integrating the fields of arts, design, urban planning, performance, and humanities, centred on the ‘urban utopia’ of Bijlmer, Amsterdam.
Throughout 2018 Heather is on a research exchange with Tokyo Institute of Technology, working on interdisciplinary research projects contributing towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. With a month long visit in March and a further trip in July, Heather is connecting with the art/science and bioart community in Tokyo, giving public talks and running workshops.
Following her Leverhulme Artist in Residence project exploring Animal Collectives with Swansea University Heather has been appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow to continue working with biosciences researchers, investigating collective behaviour in humans and other animals.