Karin HELMS is Associate Professor in Design, is in charge of the international relationships at Ecole Nationale Supèrieure de Paysage Versailles. She is the founder of European Master: EMiLA. She studied Biology in Italy and later Landscape Architecture in Belgium and received her landscape architect Diploma by ENSP Versailles. She created her office “Karin Helms, Paysagiste Sarl” in 1993-2002 and received a national prize for her work at Folleville from the French Ministry of Environment. She is currently PhD candidate by RMIT Europe Barcelona – a practice based PhD, researching on large cultural landscapes transformations in rural areas. She received an Marie Curie grant trough the ADAPT-r programme. She received in 2013 the order: “Chevalier des Palmes academiques” French Order of Chivalry for academic, cultural and education figures bythe Ministery of Higher education for the modernisation of the curriculum at ENSP Versailles. She is State Landscape Architect Adviser since 1999 and is active in different Associations for the promotion of the profession such as IFLA Europe, FFP, APCE. Her research topics have been on: “Architecture des espaces publics modernes (1993)”, “L´architecture de la grande Echelle (2009)“, IGNIS MUTAT RES penser l´architecture la ville et les paysages au prisme de l´energie (2012).