"Folkets Hus originate from the late 19th century, when members of the Swedish Labor Movement were forbidden to have meetings. The workers then built their own meeting places – Folkets Hus.
"I investigated the different activities that took place in the Folkets Hus. There was a sense of collective consciousness, a silent agreement on how the buildings should be designed, which sprung from the common purpose the buildings served. Local traditions, as well as individual creativity and pride have influenced each building."
"I have photographed 66 Folkets Hus in all of Sweden’s 25 provinces, from Kiruna, just north of the Polar Circle, to the southern city of Malmö. This is my personal experience of buildings that are alive in the Swedish collective consciousness, but are also part of the cultural heritage which in some places is vanishing."