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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.
“No matter how challenging times are, Europe will leave no one behind!” A conversation about tackling homelessness with EU Commissioners Corina Crețu and Marianne Thyssen
This is the first in a series of interviews with European policy makers on homelessness. It is part of a collaboration between INSP (International Network of Street Papers) and the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) in the context of the campaign: ‘Be Fair, Europe – Stand Up for Homeless People.’ This campaign calls on the European Union to boost efforts to end homelessness.
This first instalment is the result of conversations with Commissioner Corina Crețu, whose work revolves around EU regional policy and the urban agenda, and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, who is responsible for employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility.
‘The Spirit Level’ author and epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson: “We have to be very vigilant against all the ways that hate is built up”
Richard Wilkinson’s work is dedicated to exposing deeply rooted societal inequality and to showing how much better off people are when living in a more equal society. With ‘The Spirit Level’, the book he co-authored with his colleague Kate Pickett, he brought the results of that work to a mass audience. After his keynote speech at the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit, Wilkinson told INSP about the growing problem of inequality and what street papers are doing to combat it.
Economist Neil McInroy: “We’re a restless species that doesn’t take things lying down. That’s what fuels my hope.”
The CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) Neil McInroy brought his outspoken and enthralling way of striving for a more progressive economy to the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit in Manchester. He spoke in greater detail with INSP about how he perceives himself, and his organization, as outside the mainstream and how the work of street papers fits in to his worldview.
After witnessing pigs being fed perfectly edible food that had been branded as waste while working on an Australian farm, Adam Smith returned to the UK to establish The Real Junk Food Project, the goal of which is to take food deemed inedible and cook it up into delicious meals, eradicating food waste in the process. At this year’s Global Street Paper Summit, Adam Smith told INSP about his plans to really feed the world.
This year’s INSP Awards took place in Manchester during the Global Street Paper Summit. Take a look at how the evening unfolded.
Frank Turner rocked Manchester’s iconic music venue, the O2 Ritz, on the final night of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit at fundraising gig Street Noise.
For the second keynote speech of the INSP 2017 Global Street Paper Summit, economist and CEO of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies Neil McInroy addressed delegates on the social problems our failing economy has created.
Adam Smith, founder of The Real Junk Food Project, gives after dinner speech to INSP 2017 delegates at Manchester’s Victoria Baths to round off day one of this year’s Global Street Paper Summit.