Sightless exhibition in Prague
November 21, 2012
Planning a trip to Prague, Czech Republic, for its Christmas market? Contrast the visual overload the city unfailingly presents with an exhibition that explores the world of the vision-impaired.
The Neviditelna Vystava, or Invisible Exhibition, immerses visitors in a world of total darkness, where it’s critical to rely on other senses to get through life’s everyday challenges.
Seven stations acquaint visitors with sightless situations such as crossing a busy street or paying for a cup of coffee at a bar. Exhibition guides are blind or visually impaired themselves. Objects such as writings in Braille and talking clocks and scales are on display.
The exhibit aims to show that despite challenges, life for those deprived of sight can still be beautiful, and how the sighted can understand and assist the blind.
The exhibition runs daily through December at Novomestska radnice, Karlovo nam. 1/23. Tickets cost 180 Czech kroner, about $9. Organizers recommend booking in advance. The event is capped at eight participants at a time.
Call (420) 777-787064 or write email@example.com. Tours are in English. The event is not recommended for children younger than age 8. Learn more at http://neviditelna.cz/en.