Watch Party: OrchidsPlayscape by Sean Ahlquist 

In Sway, a new mini-documentary on the making of Sean Ahlquist's OrchidsPlayscape at Lincoln Center, architecture professor and designer Sean Ahlquist shares personal insights into his work on accessibility. The father of a child with autism spectrum disorder, Ahlquist has a distinct perspective on access and inclusion. Years of research in architecture, computational media, and interactive systems come together in the film as it explores what it means to welcome all people, including neurodiverse individuals, into artistic spaces and to create interactive designs especially for them. In September, Sean brought OrchidsPlayscape, his interactive sculpture designed especially for individuals with autism, from the Venice Biennale to Lincoln Center’s Big Umbrella Outdoors, the short film documents its installation in the context of Sean’s larger journey in design. The viewing party will be followed by a post-video discussion.