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Karin Helms


Institutt for urbanisme og landskap

Karin Helms has been Landscape State advisor during 20 years (1999-2020) in Upper Normandy and in Alsace. Karin has been active in different Associations for the promotion of the profession od Landscape Architecture such as EFLA , FFP, APCE and more recently President of IFLA EUROPE (2019-2021). 

She is Landscape Architect DPLG, Professor at AHO, The Oslo Architect and Design school, Norway, teaching at the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism institute.She teaches at the International Landscape Architect Master on suburban and rural projects to answer to social and climatic anticipatory adaptations. 

Before she was associate Professor at Ecole Nationale Superieure de Paysage Versailles. She is the originator and founder of European Master: EMiLA. (www.emila.eu). She holds a PhD by Practice by RMIT Barcelona (part of RMIT Melbourne) researching on participatory methods to act on large cultural landscapes in transformations acting toward anticipatory histories. Her actual research is for the pluridiscplinary project NATURACT- A project financed by the Norwegian research institute to mitigate climate change effects with Landscape-based solutions.The  Case studies are  Aurland, Hølen and Mesna in Norway. 


  • Infrastruktur og landskap
  • Landskapsarkitekturens historie og landskapsteori
  • Landskap og territorier i endring
  • Landskapsurbanisme