Scan Magazine | Attraction of the Month | Sweden
Attraction of the Month, Sweden
Board an interactive journey to an invisible world Trusting someone you do not know in complete darkness is a scary thing. At Invisible Exhibition in Stockholm, you get to try this and experience how the senses are enhanced when you are not able to use the most dominant sense: your sight. By Sara Wenkel | Photos: Gabor Marosi
The successful concept was first launched in Budapest followed by Warsaw and Prague, and since last year the Invisible Exhibition entertains curious visitors in Stockholm as well. Lilla Felföldi is exhibition manager in Stockholm and explains how the tour works. “A group of eight people will be led by our blind or visually impaired guide through six different furnished rooms. In each room, you will be exposed to different everyday situations, which you will experience in a completely new way as you are in total darkness.” Many of the guests at Invisible Exhibition Stockholm find the beginning of the tour slightly frightening, but as they get used to the darkness they start to enjoy what the other senses tell them, and they walk away from the exhibition with a very posi108 | Issue 104 | September 2017
tive experience. “Everyone always comes out exclaiming, ‘wow!’,” Felföldi laughs.
Teambuilding in the dark and invisible dinner This September, Invisible Exhibition
Here, the guests get to experience what it is like to eat without being able to see what they are doing. The three-course meal can also be rounded off with dessert tasting, where delicious baked goods from Eva’s bakery are part of a smell and taste challenge. You can also combine the dinner with wine tasting in the dark. “It is surprising how many people cannot tell the different between red and white wine,” Felföldi concludes.
Stockholm began to welcome private groups. “We create bespoke tours depending on if it is a conference, a stag do or something completely different,” says Felföldi. Invisible Exhibition plans different teambuilding tasks, which the group must solve together. “You need to collaborate to answer the problem, and you need to help other members of the group to help themselves. You learn quickly how to appreciate the help from others,” Felföldi explains. Also new for this season is the option to end the visit with an ‘invisible dinner’.