Silja Koivisto (b. 1977) is a Helsinki-based editor. Joining up the dots of Hilda’s life was a hobby for her, which required endless snooping through archives, ingenuity, the courage to call strangers, poke around and ask strange questions. The fates of Hilda and the other “idlers” moved the researcher, who is no longer the same as the one who started the project.
Author portrait by Laura Malmivaara.