Pavla Pauknerová is a design theoretician and critic.
She is currently finishing her PhD at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, dealing with the topic of data, information and knowledge visualization in her dissertation work.
At the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design she has been lecturing on graphic design theory and experimental positions of contemporary design practice. Her texts have been published in magazines such as Art + Antiques, Fotograf, and Živel, amongst others. Pavla has collaborated on several exhibitions and publications. She participated in the projects 'There and Back - Contemporary Design, Architecture and Urbanism', and the annual 'UMPRUM ATTACK!' exhibition at the Veletržní Palace of the National Gallery in Prague.
In collaboration with graphic designer Richard Jaroš, she published 'Nejen kruhy - Vizuální přístupy v zobrazování dat a informací (Not Just Circles - Visual Approaches to Data and Information Visualization)'.
She is a graduate of the University of New York in Prague (Communications and Mass Media) and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (History and Theory of Design and New Media).