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Ernst Billgren has described the idea behind his work: "In mountainous countries, they have a tradition of building little houses at suitable intervals where tired travellers can find safety and rest for a while. The Kampintori square is like a valley in the large cityscape, and 'Meeting Places' helps people to find their orientation on a human scale. Mountain cabins are cultural ambassadors to nature, and I like to think of 'Meeting Places' as an ambassador of nature in the City of Helsinki."
Ernst Billgren (Danderyd 1957),
Swedish artist and writer