UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue

Launched as part of #VendorWeek 2017, UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue showcases the outstanding design of street papers and the story behind the global street paper movement.

UNCOVERED is the first ever exhibition of international street paper cover art. It also features vendor portraits and stories, and quotes from famous street paper advocates including the Pope and the Dalai Lama.

The unique exhibition was created in partnership with ideas agency Equator.

Photo by: Euan Ramsay / INSP.ngo

Past events:

UNCOVERED in Manchester

21 – 29 August 2017
Manchester Town Hall

The exhibition was displayed to a brand new audience in Manchester, as part of the 2017 Global Street Paper Summit. Street paper delegates from around the world were able to enjoy the exhibition as part of the Summit’s Welcome Reception, and it was open to the public for the rest of the Summit week.

Alternative journalism vs. ‘alternative facts’

30 March 2017
6.30 – 8.30pm
The Lighthouse

As the global war against truth rages, our panel explored how alternative forms of journalism can lead the fight for facts. The panel engaged in a lively discussion on: alternative media models; journalism for social change; fake news; fact checking; social media; political propaganda; opposition to facts and experts; and the role of journalists to hold power to account. The event was chaired by international award-winning investigative journalist and academic Dr Eamonn O’Neill. Our panellists included:

  • Stuart Cosgrove – journalist and broadcaster
  • Peter Geoghegan – journalism lecturer and Director of The Ferret
  • Susan Smith – Editor of Third Force News
  • Angela Haggerty – Editor of CommonSpace
  • Tim Harris – Founder and Director of Real Change (Seattle’s street paper)


UNCOVERED in Glasgow

10 February – 4 April 2017
The Lighthouse

Glasgow is right at the heart of our global movement of social enterprises, as the home of INSP. The exhibition of street paper covers and vendors’ stories ran for eight weeks in The Lighthouse in the city, and was viewed by more than 13,000 people.