• Dialogue with Time Singapore
  • Dialogue with Time São Paulo
  • Dialogue with Time Helsinki

Open a Dialogue with Time

Dialogue with Time is an interactive exhibition, the first of its kind in the world that deals with aging from an original perspective. The groundbreaking exhibition allows visitors a glimpse into the world of the elderly, starting from own dreams and wishes up to utopian views upon the world awaiting us as we get older.

Through experiential play, using latest technology, a creative intergenerational dialogue is produced, dispelling stereotypes and clichés of old age. The guides of this exhibition are aged 70 and above. They are the mediators and experts in all facets of aging and act as role models and are proof that old age is anything but what we expected it to be.

How does the exhibition work?

In the exhibition Dialogue with Time, the audience walks through different scenically designed rooms where senior citizens age 70 & over work as mediators. They stimulate discussions, explain the interactives and share their knowledge on the topic of aging.

Dialogue with Time has 6 stations, each offer a fresher perspective on old age:

   1. Prologue – Aging is a Natural Process

First atmospheric immersion into the topic supported by a strange sound where visitors can observe the changes a face goes through in the course of a long life

   2. Dialogue Room 1 – Aging is a Personal Matter

Game-based interactive station with senior guides where visitors understand that each person ages differently

   3. Yellow Room – The Diversity of Aging

A room where audience get an opportunity to experience age-related limitations which relate to the physical, sensory and intellectual challenges that can occur in old age

   4. Pink Room – The Diversity of Aging

Video installations in which an older person tells a short story and his wisdom, experience & passions and set a positive impulse to experience & deal with old age

   5. Dialogue Room 2 – The Future of Aging

A station where audience looks towards the future and explore the question how our environment must be shaped to address the demands of an aging society

   6. Epilogue – It is Never Too Late

This epilogue completes the experience where the audiences learn interesting facts about age, aging and the elderly through a fun quiz.

 

 

What do I need?

As a team, you should calculate the following amount of staff for each open day:

* When »Dialogue with Time« is presented in a museum, less staff is required since many services already exist. 

What is your idea? Contact us! We will be happy to explore the opportunities for your location.

 

What are the project stages?

Usually, we calculate 6-9 months from the pre-project-phase to the opening of the actual exhibition. However, each project is individual and depends highly on the already existing aspects.

1.     Pre-project

WHAT WE DO:

•      We study your project

•      We consult you on choosing a suitable venue/space

•      We support you with documents and products for your fundraising campaign (if needed)

•      We prepare the legal framework for a collaboration and partnership

WHAT YOU DO:

•      You evaluate your budget

•      You find an adequate space for your exhibition

•      You sign a “Letter of Intent” that allows you exclusivity for 6 months to evaluate the feasibility of the project (optional)

•      You define the duration of the project

•      You sign a consultation & license agreement with us

 

2.     Preparation

WHAT WE DO:

•      We give you a “tour behind the scenes”

•      We evaluate your location based on picture material or on-site visit if needed

•      We provide you with detailed technical plans of the exhibition layout

•      We consult your design and construction company on the set up of the exhibition

•      We connect you with the local senior activists

WHAT YOU DO:

•      You visit one of our venues

•      You define your project, taking into account the layout of your venue, your wishes and your constraints

•      You adapt the details of the settings and rooms according to the venue and duration of the project

•      You finalize your budget and business plan

•      You select the companies which will build your exhibition and lobby area (if applicable)

•      You define and select your local project team

 

3.     Production

WHAT WE DO:

•      We accompany you from remote during the production phase

•      We advise you on improvements and questions regarding the set up and construction of the exhibition

WHAT YOU DO:

•      Your team or your construction company sets up and builds the exhibition and lobby area in the venue

•      You monitor progress and inform us about it regularly

 

4.     Training

WHAT WE DO:

•      We provide you with job-descriptions and support you with shortlisting the candidates

•      Together with you, we select the most suitable candidates, based on our experience and knowledge

•      We train the selected candidates and operational team via specialized training programmes on-site to become guides, welcome hosts, etc.

WHAT YOU DO:

•      You advertise open positions / jobs

•      Together with our team, you select the final candidates

•      You organize all logistics for the training period, test run, and (soft) opening

 

5.     Opening

WHAT WE DO:

•      We support you and your staff on-site during the (soft) opening phase

•      We support you with documents regarding all operational routines of the exhibition

WHAT YOU DO:

•      You open your Dialogue exhibition, operate it, and create a more inclusive society for everyone in your city!

 

 

What is your benefit?