Street paper showcase at the 2011 conference

The Street Paper Showcase is an INSP conference favourite. It opens up the floor to delegates to present their own innovative street paper projects. Read more. This year’s presentations included John Bird talking about the 20th anniversary of The Big Issue, a book from Austria, a music CD from Sweden, and films from South Africa and Slovenia). Frank Dries (Straatnieuws, Netherlands) presented ‘phase 3′ of his bag project. Tenidola Awoyemi (Freedom Foundation, Nigeria) presented a short film on the work of her organisation in Nigeria, who are working closely with INSP to launch Nigeria’s first street paper. Kayoko Yakuwa (The Big Issue Japan) showed a slideshow of photographs from her ‘international street paper sabbatical‘. Her colleagues Yoko Mizukoshi and Miku Sano The Big Issue Japan) also thanked members for their support after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami this year, andtalked about vendor involvement in the cleanup operation. Rose Henry (Victoria Street Newz, Canada) talked about her involvement with the online forum Homeless Nation. Rose was the only vendor at this year’s conference and was also interviewed during the conference. Click here to view the video and click here to read more.