About Me

Aster Fliers

Writer, baker, cashew-cheese maker.

I was born on a Wednesday in 1991. Two years later, my sister stole my thunder by arriving the day before my birthday and we’ve been a close-knit duo ever since. Some twenty-two years later I graduated from Theatre Studies at Utrecht University, having previously studied costume design at Utrecht School of Arts. It’s become obvious over the past few years that I’m most comfortable somewhere in-between humanities theory and artistic craftspersonship, especially when this intersects with food. I’m currently experimenting with some exciting processes involving fermentation, nut-based cheesemaking and mould (the good kind). I’ve also started writing again, because until we find new ways to talk about women, men and the rest of us, I’ll be stuck somewhere in the middle. The truest piece of art I’ve ever created is probably a cashew-based washed-rind Limburger, or at least it’s the most accomplished one, though some more recent experiments with sourdough are slowly but steadily gaining on it.

Education:

Utrecht University (UU) — MA Theatre Studies, 2015-2016 (3.81 GPA)

Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) — BA Theatre Design, 2009-2013 (with Honours)

Work & experience:

My sister and I have been working together as vegan caterers at Zus&Zo since 2009.

Past projects and designs are featured on the portfolio page, including written works with a summary. A more encompassing summary of my MA thesis was published in the 9th issue of Danswetenschap in Nederland.

Other:

IELTS says that my English is as good as it can get according to their test: Band 9, Expert User. My French and German are nowhere near as good, but I did take them in high school. My Spanish is purely fictional.