Interview with Zuraida Buter
IndieCade Europe’s Simon Bachelier and this year’s IndieCade Game Changer Awardee Zuraida Buter discuss her highly influential career as a curator of game and interactive art exhibitions.
Zuraida is a playful culture curator based in the Netherlands. She curates, initiates, consults and documents events focused on playful culture and games.
She has curated projects such as Incubate Arcade, Screenshake Game Expo, New GameGrounds, Dig it Up and IndieCade Europe, highlighting a wide range of different game projects and artists throughout the years.
Zuraida co-founded Playful Arts Festival in the Netherlands in 2012, which explores and highlights the intersection of interactive performing arts, visual art and playful design with a focus on social interaction. It features a festival, Art of Play masterclasses, meetups, and a variety of other playful events, bringing people together across disciplines.
She founded Women in Games NL (WiGNL) in 2011 to stimulate diversity in the Dutch game industry, which regularly runs meetups organised by different members.
Previously she initiated Dutch 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.
In 2020 she took on the role of program curator for A MAZE. / Berlin 2020, which took place online for the first time in its history.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Oct 21 2020
- Time: 11:00 am - 11:45 am