Zuraida Buter is a playful culture curator based in the Netherlands. She curates, initiates, consults and documents events focused on playful culture and games. She brings people together for creation, inspiration and playfulness.
She is founder of playful culture organisation zo-ii and regularly speaks about playful culture, game jams, community and collaboration at conferences and festivals worldwide. She co-founded Playful Arts Festival (PAF) in the Netherlands, which celebrates the intersection of interactive performing arts, visual art and playful design with a focus on social interaction.
Zuraida has curated events such as Incubate Arcade 2014 & 2016 and New Gamegrounds and has been a juror for international awards such as the IGF, littleBit’s BitOlympics, Cinekid and Nordic Game Indie Sensation.
Previously she initiated Dutch indie game showcase INDIGO in the Netherlands as project manager at Dutch Game Garden. She was worldwide Executive Director of the Global Game Jam until 2014 and founding board member of Global Game Jam, Inc. In the past she has been a lecturer at different universities. For 8 years she taught game design theory at Interactive Performance Design at the HKU University of the Arts.
At festivals & events, Zuraida can often be seen with a vine device or camera in her hand to document the moment.
Projects Zuraida worked on: Playful Arts Festival, Global Game Jam (worldwide), INDIGO, Incubate Arcade
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