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The internationally acclaimed writer of Trainspotting, and INSP Ambassador, Irvine Welsh took time out from the worldwide press tour for his new book, Dead Men’s Trousers, to talk to INSP about homelessness, living in America and using social media to mobilise.
American street paper The Contributor has been going for over ten years as a traditional news print publication. But, last week, the Nashville, Tennessee publication reinvented itself with a sleek new magazine format and updated design.
German street paper Hinz&Kunzt turns 25 this year and, to celebrate, its team of staff and vendors are opening a pop-restaurant, Kunzt Kitchen, which will serve meals rustled up by some of Hamburg’s best chefs.
Bringing the ruckus: The Buddhist kung fu nuns taking their message of empowerment to women and girls across the world
The Tibetan Buddhist nuns of the Drukpa order are inspiring women to discover their own power through the ancient martial art of kung fu, thanks to their series of now famous self-defence workshops. Alongside this, they are instigating even deeper change thanks to their efforts educating local communities about environmental issues, human trafficking and respecting and supporting women in their societies. When INSP was invited to Trust Conference, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual human rights seminar, we spoke to two of the nuns about their work. On International Women’s Day, we bring you their inspirational story.
Today, North American street papers will join in with the #VendorWeek celebrations by hosting selling events, some for the first time. This #VendorWeek tradition is a chance for those unfamiliar with the street paper movement to understand better what street paper vendors do.
Amongst all the #VendorWeek events and activities going on, Hus Forbi’s take on the global celebration presents something a little bit different. Each night this week, one lucky reader will receive a visit from Hus Forbi editor Poul Struve Nielsen and one of the magazine’s vendors to cook up a delicious meal using recipes from the Danish street paper’s 2018 calendar.
#VendorWeek 2018: Business leaders take to the streets in The Big Issue Australia’s annual selling event
One sure-fire way to begin to understand what street paper vendors do every day is by stepping into their shoes. Selling events are popular throughout the INSP network during #VendorWeek, and The Big Issue Australia’s is the biggest and most established. The 2018 instalment is no different.
Street papers from across the INSP family are celebrating #VendorWeek 2018 from 5-11 February. Find out about the events and activities street papers are getting up to here.
After 15 years at Portland street paper Street Roots, Israel Bayer has stepped down from his position as director. Speaking to INSP, he reflects on his time there, what it has been like working as part of the global street paper network, and what’s next for him and the organisation.
This week marks the 600th time the INSP News Service email will drop into the inboxes of members across the global street paper network. To celebrate, we looked back at some of the stories that have spread throughout the world thanks to the service, and hear from some of the beneficiaries of this unique editorial support platform.
For strong winds and harsh reality: Swedish street paper Situation Sthlm teams with Beckmans design school for new vendor jackets
In order to give its vendors an even better chance of being noticed on the busy streets of Stockholm, Swedish street paper Situation Sthlm worked with students at the city’s Beckmans College of Design to produce a stylish, noticeable and practical new jacket.
The ONE Festival of Homeless Arts showcases and celebrates works of art, in a variety of mediums, imagined and created by people who have experienced homelessness. Curated and compiled by artist and campaigner David Tovey, the exhibition at the Diorama Arts Centre kicked off its second instalment on World Homeless Day.