Dialogue in the Dark - Moving beyond Sight
In Dialogue in the Dark visitors are led by blind guides in small groups through a specially constructed and totally darkened exhibition, where sounds, sensations, and textures convey the characteristics of environments such as a park, a city street, or a bar. In the dark, daily routines become new experiences. A reversal of roles is created: sighted people are torn from the familiar, losing the sense they rely on most – their sight. Blind people guide them, providing security and a sense of orientation while transmitting a world without pictures. The blind and partially sighted guides open the visitors’ eyes in the dark to show them that a world without sight is not poorer, just different.
Participants of business workshops also experience this change of perspectives in individual settings. The workshops are conducted by blind and sighted trainers.
Dialogue in the Dark has been presented through exhibitions and workshops in more than 30 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas since it’s opening in 1988. So far, more than 8 million visitors worldwide have experienced Dialogue in the Dark, and thousands of blind candidates have found employment through Dialogue in the Dark.
For further information, please visit the Dialogue in the Dark international website.