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Can you imagine living in a world of total silence? Try something different and support social inclusion with this unique experience!

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Can you imagine living in a world of total silence? Try something different and support social inclusion with this unique experience!

At Dialogue in the Silence, you will enter a silent world to help you understand how people who are deaf live each day. At the entrance, you will meet your tour companion who will be the best guide for this activity as they are deaf themselves. You'll get a headset to keep all outside noises out and you also won't be able to talk after this point. It's a fully immersive experience! It will be just body language from here on... Your guide will take you into different rooms to try all sorts of activities and play games. In this process, you will live and learn a lot of things that are an everyday occurrence in the lives of deaf people. When you leave and take off your headset, you will return to your normal life but with a deeper understanding and greater empathy for deaf people and the challenges they face.

Try something new, and while you're doing it, encourage social inclusion!

A notable initiative called Dialogue in the Silence has been presented for many years in towns all around the world. By giving us the opportunity to understand and relate to many of their daily issues, it aims to aid us in overcoming our prejudices and unfavorable views about deaf people.
You will be led by experienced sign language interpreters through specifically designed silent spaces in which you may interact with your environment without speaking or hearing. Test your abilities by using your other senses.

An interactive tourism destination called Dialogue in the Silence is located in Gayrettepe, the geographic center of Istanbul's European continent. It is a fun great way to spend time learning about the world of hearing-impaired people, and it is situated inside the Gayrettepe metro station.
The main aspect of Dialogue in the Silence is that you will learn nonverbal communication in a setting that is absolutely silent. For this reason, the exhibition is placed in a certain location. Your awareness and capacity for empathy are strengthened by this show. You will undoubtedly have one of the most incredible experiences of your life with Dialogue in the Silence.

You will be guided through the exhibit by hearing-impaired guides who are specialists in nonverbal communication. Participants enter a silent environment while donning noise-canceling headphones. Discovering your capacity for focus, observation, and expression while feeling liberated is possible through this. Guests will learn how to interact with one another through body language and some other methods rather than noises or voices. You will be able to interact with others on a deeper level than you can imagine, regardless of their original tongue.

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  • Find out what it's like to live in a world of complete silence.
  • Prepare yourself for some of your life's most remarkable adventures.
  • Investigate the exhibit while being led by guides who are deaf and are specialists in nonverbal communication.
  • Be astounded by this exceptional encounter and feel the beautiful art!

  •  Entrance Ticket.
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  •  Live guide.

Know Before You Go

Important! You can get to Dialogue in the Silence by metro, getting off at the Gayrettepe metro station. It is located on the first underground floor of the metro station. Children under the age of 7 are not allowed in by the venue. English guide is available only on Saturdays and Sundays.


About Dialogue in the Silence

Understanding the ‘Others’ in the Dialogue in the Silence Have you ever wished you could communicate without words and express yourself in a new way? Dialogue in the Silence takes place in an entirely soundproof environment. Participants discover a repertoire of non-verbal expressions with the help of hearing-impaired guides and trainers. Dialogue in the Silence is an interactive tourist attraction. The essential feature of Dialogue in the Silence is that you will discover nonverbal communication in a completely silent environment. The exhibition is set up in a particular area for this purpose. This exhibition sharpens your awareness and your ability to empathize. Make sure you will have one of the most extraordinary experiences you can have in your life.

Hearing-impaired guides, the experts in nonverbal communication, will lead you through the exhibit. Participants wear noise-canceling headphones and immerse themselves in a world of silence. This is a way to discover your powers of concentration, observation, and expression and experience a sense of liberation. Visitors will learn how to communicate with each other, not through sounds or voices, but through body language and other means. Regardless of your native language, you will be able to communicate with others more deeply than you can imagine.

Dialogue in the Silence is not an installation that simulates deafness - quite the opposite. It serves as a platform for encounters between hearing and non-hearing people and promotes overcoming barriers between "us" and "them."

History of the Dialogue in the Silence

Dialogue in the Silence was focused on silent communication when it was made in the beginning. It was presented first in 1998 in Frankfurt. In 2003, the new concept was introduced in Paris, and in 2006 in Israel. In 2014, Dialogue in the Silence became the second permanent exhibition in Hamburg.

In 2015, Dialogue in the Silence became a permanent exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. Since that day, it has instantly become one of the best places to visit in Istanbul. In August 2017, a 30-day trial ran in Japan. Dialogue in the Silence is currently presented in Germany, Israel, and Turkey. Dialogue in the Silence has been experienced by more than one million people so far.

The Exhibition Program

As a performing exhibition, Dialogue in the Silence invites visitors into a world of silence. Different forms of expression are used, and language must be visible to be understood. Hearing-impaired guides lead visitors through the exhibit, which is entirely soundproof. A role reversal occurs: Hearing people are taken out of their social routine and habitual perception. 

Visitors, who can hear, discover their repertory of non-verbal means of expression to communicate creatively. This creativity happens through gestures and body language. Deaf people help and support the visitors through the session since they are more competent due to their experience. These experienced guides become ambassadors of a world with no sounds, which is by no means poorer - just different.

The exhibition has a series of rooms dedicated to different aspects of non-verbal communication. All the walls are covered with a special fabric that absorbs sound in the best possible way while providing a monochrome background. The visitors' visual concentration is not distracted by anything. So they can focus entirely on the visual experience and the means of communication. Each room has a name that indicates the activity it hosts. In each room, the scenario is divided into several short stages, creating a sense of progression:

Invitation to Silence - Enter the world of silence.
Dance of Hands - Focus on the hands and their expressiveness.
Gallery of Faces - Work on facial expressions and how to decode them.
Play of Signs - Introduction to the language of signs
Forum of Figures - Learn about the body's ability to express itself through posture and movement.
Dialogue Room - A dialogue between visitors and the facilitator with the assistance of an interpreter
In the first five rooms, you should wear headphones continuously. You are invited to resort to verbal language in the last room to engage in intensive dialogue with the tour guide

Frequently Asked Question

Why Should I Visit Dialogue in the Silence?
Dialogue in the Silence enables a conversation between hearing and non-hearing people. While redefining disability as an ability, it shows the visitors a world beyond their comfort zone. This amusing approach will make sure the profound experience unravels in a light way that everyone can enjoy. You should be a part of a rich and colorful world of deaf culture. In a dialogue from the beginning to the end, accompanied by a sign language interpreter, you will question what 'lacking' is really.
Is It Possible to Enter the Exhibition with Electronic Devices?
The exhibition needs a sound-insulated environment. So any electronic device that can make a sound, jewelry that can make a sound, etc., are not allowed to be brought in. In addition, earrings are not recommended as you will wear earplugs.
Is There a Safe Place Where You Can keep the Belongings That I Need to Leave During the Exhibition?
You will be allocated a locker free of charge, where you can put your wallets, glasses, bags, lighters, and all other personal belongings—no need to worry about those items that may make noise during the experience.
How Much Should I Pay for the Entrance Fee?
You don’t need to pay for tickets with the Istanbul Tourist Pass. Just use your pass and have this different experience!
How Many Can People Attend a Session?
Visitors will be greeted by a guide and prepared to enter the exhibition. A maximum of 3 people can enter at the same time. Unfortunately, groups of people who do not knowing each other are not able to join.
How Long Will the Session Last?
Your experience in the Dialogue in the Silence will take approximately 1 hour.

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12 January 2022
2 Adult(s), 1 Child
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