Dr. Audrey-Flore NGOMSIK (FR)
Scientist in Residency with 3 137
After obtaining her PhD in Physical and Analytical Chemistry, she dedicated her career to Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development. Throughout her illustrious career in science, she has primarily worked with novel solvent systems, such as Ferrofluids, Ionic Liquids, and, most importantly Supercritical Fluids. She used these systems in diverse applications in the chemical industry, inter alia, wastewater cleaning, water-free dyeing/cleaning/bleaching of textiles, extraction of essential oils, distillation of speciality lubricants, drying of fruit and vegetables, cleaning of H2 fluxes, etc.
After an intermezzo in the corporate world she started her own consulting business, Trianon Scientific Communication, which specialises in advising companies on Green Technology, Sustainable Development, and implementing Corporate Social Responsibility.
Why should art and science work together?
"1. Sustainable development struggles with communicating to people outside of its field. Collaborating with dance & sculpture could be one method to bridge that gap.
2. If utilized correctly, dance & sculpture could be means of reframing the sustainability conversation so that it reaches a broader audience and targets more lasting, cultural solutions to environmental issues.
3. Sustainable development is an inherently cross-disciplinary field involving economic, social and environmental impacts. But in this discussion potential collaborations between sustainability and arts have been, until this point, largely unexplored.
While all types of arts have the potential for this collaboration, dance seems to be particularly appropriate because of its unique and inherent connection to space; and sculpture because of its potential of learning how to upcycle waste. "