13 German street papers, including INSP members, have banded together to demand that the country’s state and city officials use empty hotels to house those experiencing homelessness amid ongoing restrictions and “stay at home” pleas due to the coronavirus. A petition laying out their concerns has already reached over 2,500 signatures.
Today we’re bringing you the first set of Finalists in our Impact categories – for Best Project.
2018 marks 25 years since the launch of Munich-based street paper, BISS. To mark this significant landmark, Karin Lohr, the CEO of BISS, talks to Christoph Gurk, one of the leaders of the BISS writers’ workshop, about loyal customers, why permanently employing vendors is so important to the magazine and why deeds, not words, are vitally important.
This year we asked vendors: if you could give a song as a present this Christmas, what would you choose? The result was the INSP Vendor Playlist, which is now available for your listening pleasure. BISS vendor Toni dedicates this John Denver track to his late girlfriend.
Making a documentary film is an intricate and lengthy process. Here, Hans-Albrecht Lusznat describes his role as cameraman during the production of BISS’s documentary about the lives of four of its vendors. Filmed over a period of three years in Munich, Germany, the film follows four vendors and documents the trials and triumphs that they experience while working for BISS.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Munich street paper BISS, the renowned British duo, Ivan Morison and Heather Peak have installed an artwork in the magazine’s hometown. A pavilion has been constructed around the equestrian statue of Maximilian I on Wittelsbacherplatz with the title “I will be with you, whatever”. From the 30th June to the 13th October 2018, a number of events will take place on Wittelbacherplatz that will involve both artists and the citizens of Munich.
International street paper staff and vendors responded with surprise and apprehension following the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the USA.
The Homeless World Cup kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday – we caught up with some of the players who are also street paper vendors.