Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dialogue in the Dark


This weekend and part of the coming week is an International Food Summit that Gio has been involved in planning. There are many representatives from different countries here in Milan for forums and events organized by the (non-existent *still no law signed) EXPO 2015 committee. This was planned around the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) day to "Stand Up against hunger in the world".
As part of this week of events Gio and I went last night to the Blind Institute here in Milan to participate in "Dialogue in the Dark". Basically you are guided by a blind person through a series of different environments: a park, the seaside, the city, a house and finally to a piano cafe where you can sit order a drink and snack on munchies, however, all of this is done in COMPLETE BLACKNESS! You are given a stick to map out obstacles in front of you, but you rely on your other senses to get you from one place to another, all in all it lasted about 2 hours. The group we toured with was small, one other couple along with us, and we had a great time! What an opportunity to try and understand how someone with no sight lives! It was a great date for us! The picture is the outside of the building we had this experience in.

5 comments:

Villarreal's said...

See, there are haunted houses in Italy too! hope you enjoyed your halloween experience! ;) ha ha.

The Royce Family!! said...

That sounds like so much fun! I would love to do something like that! I have always wondered... When I think in my head I see in pictures and I also hear myself speak. What do blind people see? Do they just hear themselves? And when a deaf person thinks do they just see in picture and hear no sound? And what does a deaf and blind person see or hear when they think? Weird I know but I have always wanted to know that. What a fun date! Kind of romantic to get to know your hubby in ways other than just visual, like touch!! Just kidding :0

Anthony and Christel said...

Wow, that would be an amazing experience! By the way, have you heard from Brian yet?

Anthony and Christel said...

Hey, do you know what happened to Rory & Jenine's blog? It's gone..just wondering.

bella utahan said...

I am not sure what happened to their blog, it was there yesterday when I checked! BTW, I still dont have a contact for Brian. I left a comment on the blog link (his bro) but still nothing! I don't know how else to get him.