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Gerard Helder

What is your name?

Gerard Helder.


How old are you?

53 .


Where were you born ?

Harderwijk .


What is your profession?

Architect, architectural.


For how long?

8 years practicing.


What do you like most about your job?

Making plans.


What is your hobby?



What property to a person important to you?

Who do you admire?

Edgar Morin.


What is your most prominent characteristic?

Demanding attention.


What would you like tell the people?

That people shouldn’t be too much of a conformist.


What would you like to learn?

Not to interpret too quickly.


What do you like about your appearance?

My white hair.


What can someone wake you up for?



What is your most treasured possession?

My health.


When you were most happy?

When I first saw snow in the mountains.


Why did you last cry?

The suffering and death of my mother.


When you were most happy?

When I’m in a museum, with large rooms and large pieces of art.


Why did you last cry?

After a radio portrait of a woman of 85 years old, living alone. She did not want to move to a nursing home and rather chose for a voluntary death to prevent that from happening. Very brave and moving.


Who would you like to have dinner with sometime?

No idea.