Theorist, researcher, author and vice-dean for research and development at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design
Assoc. Prof. Dr BARBARA PREDAN, theorist, researcher, author and vice-dean for research and development at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana. Among other things, she currently leads the research project Models and Practices of Global Cultural Exchange and Non-Aligned Movement: Research in the Spatio-Temporal Cultural Dynamics. She has published professional and scholarly articles in the journals Design Issues, The Design Journal, Design Principles and Practices, The International Journal of Design in Society, and Filozofski vestnik. She is also a co-author of scientific monographs: Nazaj k oblikovanju: Antološki pregled teorije oblikovanja v slovenskem prostoru [Back to Design: an anthological overview of Slovenian design theory] (2007), Designing an agenda, or, How to avoid solving problems that aren’t (2013), Death in Design (2017), Papiro-logía: circular design and the use of paper in interior design (2019) and Zakaj je vaza podobna hiši? Od sistemskega do fantazijskega z oblikovalko Janjo Lap [How is a Vase like a House? From Systems to Fantasy with Janja Lap, the Designer] (2023). Along with Dr Petra Černe Oven she has been the editor of Collection 42, a book series published under the auspices of the Pekinpah Association, whose central thread is design. In 2020, she was awarded for her work with the international prize Design Principles & Practices International Award for Excellence: Award Winner for Volume 13.