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. Scarp de’ tenis vendor Claudio reminisces about the Italian countryside through his favourite song of all time.
This week, Italian broadcasting network TV2000 will air a four-episode documentary series celebrating the work of Italian street paper Scarp de’ tenis, the lives of its vendors and those who work with homeless people in their daily lives. The show is gaining national interest thanks to the participation of film star Giacomo Poretti, who presents with “irony and a lightness of touch”.
Castrenze has been hit hard by Italy’s financial crisis, more than once in his life. But now settled in a home as a Scarp vendor, things are looking up.
Over the last few years, homeless women have become a familiar sight on the streets of Italy and the problem of homelessness has been steadily increasing among Italy’s female population. As the number of homeless women continues to rise, Scarp explores the reasons behind this and learns more about the unique problems that are faced by women living on the street.
Today we bring you the first Finalists in our Impact categories, for the Best Online Presence from the street paper network.
This award acknowledges excellence in street paper design – find out who’s made the Top 10.
“Thanks to Scarp de’ tenis, I am able to smile today,” says Marcello, who sells the magazine in Milan. Here, he talks about this past, the circumstances that led to him becoming homeless and his hope that, in the future, he will be able to repay the kindness that he received while homeless by helping others in need.
Tommaso, a Scarp de’ tenis vendor in Italy, tells us about his close relationship with his brother and how it has helped him push through some of the more challenging periods of his life.
The witching hour is upon us, and has conjured up a month of frighteningly good covers to keep the spectres at bay.
Ahead of next week’s awards ceremony, we are delighted to reveal who has scooped the INSP Special News Service Award.
Wonderful websites, impressive Instagrams, terrific Twitters and fantastic Facebooks – it can only be the Best Online Presence finalists!
Sergio has a talent for woodworking and he is never too busy to help someone out.
Italian street paper Scarp de’ tenis has been recognised for its commitment to raising awareness of homelessness through journalism after being presented with an award in Sorrento.
INSP is very proud to announce that a ground-breaking 1 million words have been downloaded from the News Service’s updated online platform since December of last year. Here’s a look at why.
What do Game of Thrones, Jon Bon Jovi and a street cat named Bob have in common? They’re all topics of our Best Cultural Feature nominees in this year’s INSP Awards!
A year and a half after he first spoke to street papers, the Holy Father met Scarp de’ tenis vendor Antonio Mininni and the paper’s editor Stefano Lampertico.
Mimmo is a veteran vendor of Scarp de’ Tenis whose time with the paper has helped him change course in life. “Patience helped me – and still does – to set a good example for my family.”
Opened last May, social restaurant Elpis offers meals for the token price of one euro. The restaurant has one important rule: you can eat there for a maximum of three months.
A gloriumptious look at the world of Roald Dahl, a red-haired mischief-maker, a mafia flower plot and Yanis Varoufakis at the INSP Summit… explore June’s street paper covers.
From simple, elegant and minimalist layouts to anarchic and disruptive designs, the competition in this year’s INSP Awards Best Design category is fierce. Discover the stunning street paper designs that made our final five. We’ll reveal the winner next week.
The mood in the network feels celebratory this April, with some big anniversaries and some big names. Street paper covers applaud some true heroes – including Luke Skywalker, Korean escapees, and our vendors.
Scarp de’ tenis celebrates its 200th edition this April. The historic edition features 10 people that have embodied what the street paper means to its vendors and readers, over the last 20 years.
Antonio Mininni is set to retire after 20 years at Scarp de’ tenis. As the Italian street paper celebrates its 200th edition, Antonio says he’s looking forward to getting a lie in.
Johnny Rotten vies with Taylor Swift, Pixar takes on a former prima ballerina, and roller derby fans echo Gloria Steinem’s feminism… it can only be the best of street paper cultural reporting!