Dialogue in the Dark, Istanbul
Contact Person - Nilay Goncagül
About the venue - Turkcell Dialogue Museum was opened in December 2013 in Istanbul. The museum has three distinct parts:"Dialogue in the Dark," "Dialogue in Silence," which is an experience in total silence where participants discover a repertoire of non-verbal expression with the help of deaf and hearing impaired guides and trainers, and the "Football in the Dark," where visitors can play football in total darkness. On top, the Turkcell Dialogue Museum doubles up as an Incubator center, providing technological & innovative research for disabled people and research support.
It is located in a metro station which is called Gayrettepe Metro Station. It has a team of 7 full-time visually-impaired guides and 6 hearing-impaired guides and additional admin, support, intern team of 7 members.
Turkcell Dialogue Museum is run by Istanbul Social Enterprise (ISE) which generates measurable social impact by doing business differently for a more inclusive society.
Learning Possibilities - The exchange would get an opportunity to understand the dynamics of Turkcell Dialogue Museum and be part of a vibrant team. Learning possibilities include interactions with the guides & trainers at the Museum and learning from their experience of diverse operations.
About İstanbul - Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. With a population of around 14.7 million residents, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as the world's 7th-largest city and as the largest European city. With Approximately 12.56 million foreign visitors in 2015, Istanbul is the world's fifth most popular tourist destination. The city's biggest attraction includes its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city's natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district.