Boris Blumberg

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WHAT DO YOU MOSTLY DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Upfront I am a workaholic, I feel so privileged that my job allows me to travel, to meet other people and so on. Thus for me the borders between work and free time are blurred. On Fridays I play indoor football and I love it as my team mates are a mixture between working class, self-employed and people that studied. In the weekends I am the cook at our house and if I want to make my daughters happy I prepare Lasagne or Red Pepper Chicken.

WHAT DO YOU DO DURING CARNIVAL? HOW DO YOU DRESS UP?

Pirate, a costume that I can easily change into a count. Without Carnival I would not be there. My parents had a short love affair in 1962 but lost each other. In the Carnival 1964 they encountered again, in January 1965 they married and in August 1965 Boris entered the world.

WHICH BOOK IS LAYING ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

I always read more than one book a time and I do not finish every book. Currently on my table:

Megatech edited by Daniel Franklin
Everybody lies by Seth Stephems-Davisowizz
Die Welt im Jahre 2035 gesehen von der Cia

WHAT CAREER DID YOU DREAM OF WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?

I wanted to be a street cleaner as I loved their orange clothes when I was four.

IF YOU COULD BE ANY ANIMAL IN THE WORLD, WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?

I am an owl loving the night and hating the early morning. In my last year as a PhD student my day rhythm was: Get up around 11am, ride to the university to meet my colleagues for lunch. Use the afternoon for meetings. Return to home at six with my girlfriend, we would cook and chat. Around 10pm I would go to the studio and start writing my PhD thesis. Around 2am the last lights in the neighbouring buildings were switched off and when the first lights were switched on again around 5am, I would go to bed.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE?

A box of chocolate to Anna Dempster from the Royal Academy as I mixed up times and she had to reschedule a series of meetings.

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