For years, we have explained how the Dialogue in the Dark is not a simulation of blindness, but a contingency experiential exercise. Besides lack of eyesight, when our visitors go into the dark, they are confronted with their emotions, thoughts and behaviors when immersed in an uncertain unfamiliar situation.

Four people with canes entering the black box in a Dialogue in the Dark exhibition.

But I never imagined a global real contingency. And here we are sharing this powerful crisis which makes all equal. Here we are, most of the human race, immersed, this time not in an experiential exercise but immersed in reality with shaking certainties.

The Covid-19 and darkness share some similarities. Darkness makes us equal, when the light is off, both blind and sighted persons are immersed in the same pitch-dark reality. This virus has become an equalizer, too. It does not discriminate any skin color, religion or gender.
A truly inclusive virus!

In order to contribute to your crisis management personal process, we want to share some strategies that the blind collaborators at Dialogue in the Dark have used during our workshops and tours in the dark. We have developed these strategies as the result of living with disability, which in some sense is like living in constant contingency.

Read the whole article of Pepe Marcías in the DSE blog.