Round 2: What Does Textile and Apparel Interdisciplinary Research and Education Look Like in the 21st Century?
The majority of the session was dedicated to discussing five key Grand Challenges that the Sedona Group had previously identified. The five Grand Challenges were: (a) environmental sustainability (climate change, preservation, resource utilization, etc.) led by Linda Welters; (b) social sustainability (Corporate social responsibility, community development, poverty, etc.) led by Dee Knight; (c) health and well-being (obesity, mental health, body image, quality of life, disruptive technology, etc.) led by Nancy Rudd; (d) shifts in demographics (aging, immigration, diversity, etc.) led by Andrew Reiley; and (e) inequality (in gender, ethnicity, education, wealth, etc.) led by Minjeong Kim. Karen LaBat and Jung Ha-Brookshire led the group discussion using Art of Hosting (or Art of Participatory Leadership) techniques.