Part of a bigger picture... 

As humans, we are like a puzzle piece trying to fit in to a larger picture. We are all individual, with our own unique edges and lines, but it’s in the bigger picture we truly find our place. 

This is something Emma Hjorth (1958–1921) figured out at an early age, and her passion was to make a difference in the lives of those who did not fit in, the ones who were hidden away or forgotten, those who were shamed or those who were simply too much to handle for their families, because they had a disability. Emma wanted to help and create a home for those who did not have one. 

Emma Hjorth was a pioneer in an area that eventually would come to bear her name and an area that has a long and interesting history. From being a closed institution for people with disabilities, Emma Hjorth has become a diverse and normalized local community. 

Do you want to learn more about how this all came to be? You’ve come to the right place! 

With Emmaløypa you can put the historical puzzle pieces together yourself and gain a better understanding of Emma Hjorth’s long history. 

Click on the User Guide tab for more information about how it works, or start exploring right away by clicking on the points of interest on the map on the left. 

Have fun! 

Emmaløypa is developed by REGA and Seria AS.