About

How’s the water?

I started to write for newspapers when I was 15 years old. My first job was a monthly column for Swiss national newspaper Tages-Anzeiger. In the following years I finished school, lived abroad and went to university. I never stopped writing.

I’ve written about chefs who mastered culinary traditions and broke them, a cyclist who conquers mountains with a single-speed bike in search for beauty, a world-famous comedian who sacrifices herself for the joke on her quest to empower women, and an olympic winner who rides like a knight and dreams like a poet.

I lived in Berlin, London and Copenhagen. Now I’m based in Zurich, Switzerland, where I develop my dissertation project on the data economy and freedom at the University of St. Gallen and co-organise the event series KarlDigital.

I tend to meet interesting people along the way. This is why I started a project called #tavolagrandezh. Its aim is to bring together innovative bright minds to discuss brave ideas and real-world challenges. And because this city lacks a serious rascal, I co-founded Bande de Coquins, a weekly editorial about Zurich. 

I like photography, too. Alongside my written work there’s also a visual diary on this page. All photos are taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

Born in 1991.

roberta@robertafischli.com