Since starting in Frankfurt in 1988, "Dialogue in the dark" has run in 100 cities in 17 countries, so far including Europe, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Japan and Brazil. Over 4 million people let themselves be guided through the dark by more than 4,000 blind guides, to discover realistically designed environments with other eyes.
Every exhibition is based on the same concept: visitors, immersed in a new and destabilizing situation, learn to see in a different way. Nevertheless, every edition differs in its dimensions, sets, duration and cultural pattern behind the exhibition. Over the years, "Dialogue" has been both a few-day event with one dark set, the bar, and for longer exhibitions created to stay for months or even years, a longer path with many scenarios such as a park, a city, a boat, a market, a sound room, always ending in the dark bar, like in → Hamburg, → Holon (near Tel Aviv), → Frankfurt, → Milan, → Denmark, → Vienna and very soon in London.
In Italy, with → the special edition for the Cultural Olympiad Torino 2006, "Dialogo nel buio" is being presented for the sixth time, after Rome, EUR (1997); Milan, Palazzo Reale (2002-2003); Rovereto (Trento), MART (2003-2004); San Giorgio Piacentino (Piacenza), Castello (2005) and again Milan, Istituto dei Ciechi (open since December 2005).