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 is founder of playful culture organisation zo-ii and regularly speaks about playful culture, game jams, community and collaboration at conferences and festivals worldwide. Zuraida has curated events such as Screenshake Game Expo, Incubate Arcade and New Gamegrounds. She has been a juror for international awards such as the IGF, littleBit’s BitOlympics, Cinekid and Nordic Game Indie Sensation.
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. It features a bi-annual festival, masterclasses, meetups and several other playful events.
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.
Projects Zuraida worked on: Playful Arts Festival, the Art of Play, Global Game Jam (worldwide), Molyjam, INDIGO, Incubate Arcade, Screenshake
Zuraida will be hosting one of our tracks.