World Economic Forum
Capaxia organized 3 Sensory Dinners in the dark for the
World Economic Forum.
Imagine a space in complete darkness where if you do not speak, you do not exist.
During this experience the experts in the dark, led the experience in a way people allow themselves to be vulnerable, open and trust others enabling an open communication.
With this experience we turn off the external lights , in order to invite participants to turn on their inner light, reminding themselves the importance to share their stories and perspectives with open heart and mind, discovering the potential of their senses in the absence of sight.
Where an everyday activity such as eating is transformed into an experience full of reflections, learning and surprises.
In one word, how would you describe this sensory dinner in the dark?
Gina Badenoch, founder of Capaxia and Sight of Emotion, participated in a panel and led a group discussion on: Disability Inclusion: Making it Work
Companies with a disability-inclusive culture outperform their peers and achieve tangible financial benefits. To unlock the potential of diversity, what are the tools to improve and measure disability inclusion in the workplace?
On the Forum Agenda:
• Building fully inclusive and accessible hiring strategies
• Removing physical and cultural barriers
• Addressing (unconscious) bias
Guides graduated from Sight of Emotion, the charity of Capaxia led 3 Sensory Dinners in the Dark as part of the official program at the World Economic Forum, Davos 2019.
They also led a Sensory Experience led by Paul Polman, Former CEO of Unilever, focused on facilitating a discussion with 15 leaders from around the World, focused on how to handle uncertainty in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous world).
To know more about Sight of Emotion visit: www.sightofemotion.org
For most of them, it was the first time they were in a place with so much snow, and having to go on the adventure of getting on a Gondola in order to get to the top of the mountain, where when they go out they got to feel the snow falling on their face, it was snowing!
How they described the snow
I was nervous when I had to get inside the Gondola, it was something new, but also I was excited because it was something new and as we where going up the mountain, I was imagining the views around me, the trees, mountains, snow and the sky. When we where arriving, I got nervous again as I had to get off quickly, but it was exciting. When I got to the snow and felt it on my face, I felt happy and grateful
I felt freedom, emotion and peace, so excited to be in a place I never imagine I could be, the snow gave me security to walk around, to enjoy and I am discovering a lot os sensations I did not thought I could feel
Like being in a reality I did not think it existed, I had heard all about the snow in books and movies, but I have been able to live the experience of feeling the snow on my body, I had fun, I felt so happy, I could not believe I was living this here in Switzerland, Just remembering the feeling of the snow on my shoes, it makes all my body vibrate with excitement.
Cold sand, of cold cotton falling on your body because it light waited and fresh which makes you enjoy it a lot. It’s pure white, but not aggressive, is tendered, is nice to us, you feel it soft like a body lotion, but at the same time cold that gets into your body, all the way to your bones. Its a strong as love.
MEMORIES FROM OUR TRAVEL