RUTH ISABEL GUERRA is a Filipino-American designer, researcher, and artist based in Los Angeles and Prague whose work focuses on co-futuring through joy and play. She is the founder of ZOETROUPE, a creative design studio for futuremaking.
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EDUCATION
M.A. student in Future Design, Prague City University (expected graduation in 2023)
B.A. in Theatre Arts, minor in International Studies, Sewanee: The University of the South
Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

WORKSHOPS
Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing Conference. June 2022. Turku, Finland.
Design Research Society Conference. June 2022. Bilbao, Spain.
Participatory Design Conference. August 2022. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK & Online.

PUBLICATIONS
ACM: Participatory Design Conference 2022: Volume 2 (PDC 2022, Vol. 2). August 19–September 01, 2022. Newcastle, UK.
Essays & Musings: Maudlin House / Dinner Party / AR/VR Journey Magazine.
Multimedia: Snapchat / Instagram / F-Stop Magazine.

FESTIVALS
Marché du Film at Festival de Cannes (Frontières Buyers Showcase). Falling Stars, production design, 2022.
Austin Film Festival / Beyond Fest / FilmQuest. Murderabiliac, production design, 2019.
Hollywood Fringe Festival. Death of a Mailman, stage direction, 2018.
Hollywood Fringe Festival. Somewhere Between Cosmo and the Bible, solo production, 2017.
Female Filmmakers Film Festival, "You're Late." direction & writing, 2016.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Nominated for "Best Art Direction/Production Design—Short" at FilmQuest. Murderabiliac, 2019.​​​​​​​
Finalist for "Diversity in American Theatre Award," sponsored by Urban Theatre Movement, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Somewhere Between Cosmo and the Bible, 2017.
Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles CineFest. "You're Late." 2017.
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