Kralji Ulice vendor Taubi to his 25-year-old self: “What about last night’s needle in the park, do you even remember?”
To mark the end of INSP’s 25th anniversary year, we have been asking vendors across the street paper network to write a letter to their 25-year-old self. This is a frank missive from Kralji Ulice vendor Taubi, singling out his behaviour as a young man.
Slovenian street paper Kralji Ulice, based in Ljubljana, placed the focus directly on its vendors by taking their photograph and pairing the result with their answers to varied questions, from their goals for the year ahead, to their sales technique.
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. Kralji Ulice’s Piet talks about why he chose Lost Frequencies’ ‘Reality’.
Kralji Ulice vendor Edin first took up a pitch to sell street papers as part of his community service after having some trouble with the law. But now, he recognises that the chance to sell the magazine was a lucky opportunity to fall into.
Budimir, a Kralji Ulice vendor in Ljubljana, became stateless after becoming a victim of the conflict that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia. He spent the past year fighting for compensation and justice.
Kralji Ulice vendor Dejan talks about his personal circumstances, how selling the paper has helped him to cope with unemployment and the reasons why he enjoys his work as a street paper vendor.
As part of #VendorWeek, street paper vendors in Ljubljana acted as tour guides, showing members of the public another side of their city. They told Kralji Ulice about why they are getting involved, and their hopes for the tour.