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In Conversation: Sean Ahlquist and Mimi Lien
Join us for a conversation between two celebrated artists whose works explore fundamental questions about design and interaction. Noted architecture professor and designer Sean Ahlquist centers his interactive creations around accessibility for neurodiverse audiences and the first person to experience and respond to them is often his autistic daughter Ara, the inspiration for much of his current work. 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, and on October 26, Activate will share a new film documenting its installation in the context of Sean’s larger journey in design. MacArthur fellow and Broadway set designer Mimi Lien creates installations, combining what she learns about spaces and places with what she knows of audiences and performers. Her celebrated installation The GREEN transformed the Josie Robertson Plaza during Restart Stages at Lincoln Center this past summer, offering attendees the chance to experience an iconic location in an entirely new way. Mimi and Sean invite you to reflect with them on the challenges that arise when creating engaging spaces and explore how interactivity can establish a deeper sense of welcome.

Immediately following this webinar, you will be invited to a reflection discussion facilitated by a Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist. A Zoom Meeting link will be shared towards the end of this Webinar.

Oct 30, 2021 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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