Arnon Grunberg


Coffee, cookies and architects

This morning at 11:00 AM in the city of Delft I witnessed the presentation of the collection “Nouvelle Suffering” – texts written by some of the students of the master class I gave at the Technical University in Delft in 2005.
The rector of the university gave a refreshing speech, in which he commented on the private life of some famous scientists, one of the students stated that in my presence people talked too much about sex – I can only say talking is sublimation in this case – and then the ceremony was over.
There were coffee and some cookies. People talked for a while to each other. One of the students – he is studying architecture – wanted me to comment on the future of architecture. Which I did.
But I’m glad I traveled to the Netherlands for this.