Björn Bracke (°1986) is a landscape architect and PhD-researcher. He obtained a Bachelor in Architecture (Sint Lucas Ghent, 2008), a Master in Urban Design and Spatial Planning (Technical University of Valencia – Sint Lucas Ghent, 2010) and a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture (Erasmus University College Brussels, 2015). His research explores the role of landscape design practice in the construction of human-nature interactions and is framed within the COHABITAT-project on the Brussels capital region. Björn worked at Scape Studio (New York) and OMGEVING (Antwerp) and gained over 12 years of professional experience in the fields of landscape architecture, urbanism and planning. He was also involved in research projects on climate change, sustainability and urban regeneration, and contributed to several articles and publications on these topics. He participated as an expert in several international workshops such as the placemaking week for ISOCARP in Wuhan or the scarcity workshop of IFHP in London. He is co-founder of the award-wining landscape architecture firm Kollektif (Ghent) and guest-lecturer at the School of Arts (Ghent). In 2020 Björn was appointed the EMiLA Fellowship at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage, a position annually awarded to an emerging landscape architect.