Petra Černe Oven
Petra Černe Oven is a designer, theoretician and author with a special interest in typography, information design and theory and history of visual communication design. She has received prestigious awards for design work and completed her PhD at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading (UK).
She is a member of the supervisory board of The Brumen Foundation, active in the Pekinpah Association, and co-founder of Institute of Design, a scientiﬁc research organization. Černe Oven is a delegate for Slovenia and a board member at Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) and a mentor at the worldwide initiative Alphabettes. Černe Oven has published professional and scholarly articles in Eye magazine, Typography Papers, Baseline, 2+3D, Emzin, Typomag, Hyphen, Oris and other magazines and academic journals.
Since 2010, Černe Oven has teamed up with her colleague, Barbara Predan, to edit the collection entitled 42 (published by the Pekinpah Association), which publishes books on design theory. Under the auspices of various institutions and events in Slovenia, Černe Oven and Predan have hosted over 40 world-renowned experts in the ﬁeld of design. Černe Oven also regularly lectures at symposia and academic conferences at home and abroad. She is a member of several boards of international conferences and regular peer reviewer for scholarly journals. Černe Oven teaches at the Department of Visual Communication Design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana and serves as a Vice-Dean for International Cooperation.