Lincoln Center welcomes young audiences with autism and other developmental disabilities to Big Umbrella Festival's Softy installation. 

Installation Design by Bryony Roberts Studio

Softy transforms the main plaza at Lincoln Center into a soft and interactive environment. Responding to the Revson Fountain and circular lines of the plaza, the project introduces colorful outdoor cushions that radiate out from the center, offering a range of social and sensory conditions. The cushions create concentrated areas for play and socializing around the fountain as well as more private areas around the edges for restorative moments, providing a quiet and soothing area away from the crowd.