Goal of the event:
The goal of our event was to raise awareness for what it’s like to live with visual impairments. We tried to keep it attractive enough for students to join by making it something they could experience, hence having the Fika blindfolded.
Short description of the event:
Text taken from the event:
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to meet new people without seeing their faces - without assumptions or categorisations we tend to make of people we meet?
Or were you interested in knowing what it’s like to live with visual impairments?
Maybe you have never paid a thought to either of these ideas, but became intrigued now that it's presented to you? This is going to be the perfect opportunity for you!
- HOW DOES THIS WORK? -
Fika in the Dark will take place in Kölsvinet from 18:00 onwards, and you are free to stay as long as you wish (we, of course, wish you take your time to get immersed)
You are going to be given blindfolds at the entrance and one of the event assistants will lead you to your table. While you’re chatting with your table buddies we will serve you some fika and cake that ESN Malmö will have baked especially for you. Small related activities will be arranged during and after the actual fika.
Additional info: Poems written by people with visual impairments were recited during the Fika.
How did your event go?:
The participants enjoyed the event in general.
The combination of not being able to see and hearing the poems by the people with visual impairments was found interesting.
The event lacked PR, most people who visited the event site did not know about the event.
Only 4 tables out of 8 were filled. (More PR needed)