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Dialogue in the Dark

Dialogue in the Dark is a recurring social experience that not only asks sighted participants to walk in the shoes of a blind person, but also asks the sight-impaired to share in the experience themselves. 

Founded by former journalist Andreas Heinecke, the exhibit consists of a series of pitch-black galleries in which visitors experience their surroundings through visionless stimuli. Scent, sound, texture, wind and temperature inform the senses of different daily activities. A blind or partially sighted person guides the temporarily blinded visitors through the exhibit orienting them to their surroundings and providing a unique sense of security in the darkened environment. The forced dependence on a blind or partially sighted person as one explores the museum is meant to provide a profound appreciation for the strengths of someone who is typically erroneously perceived as disabled. 


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