UNCOVERED: still homeless, still an issue
In 35 countries across the world, 110 street papers – like the UK’s Big Issue – offer a hand up to people facing homelessness and unemployment.
Glasgow is right at the heart of this global movement of social enterprises, as the home of INSP (International Network of Street Papers). Join us at the launch of this first-of-its-kind exhibition of street paper covers and vendors’ stories, to celebrate the hard work, respect and innovation that goes into creating these life-changing magazines.
This interactive show is part of #VendorWeek, INSP’s worldwide celebration of the men and women making a better life for themselves by selling street papers.
Join us during #VendorWeek to celebrate the launch of the exhibition and be the first to explore the outstanding design of street papers and the story behind the global street paper movement. Wine will be served.
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INSP supports and develops 110 street papers in 35 countries, like the UK's The Big Issue.
Street papers are independent newspapers and magazines operating on a social enterprise and self-help model to reduce homelessness and unemployment. Street paper vendors buy copies of their local street paper and become micro entrepreneurs, selling their product on the streets. Street papers also provide vendors with access to social support and training.
Since INSP was established in 1994, almost 300,000 vendors around the world have changed their lives through selling street papers. INSP street papers are also an important independent media resource, with a combined global readership of over 5.8 million (per edition).
All profits from INSP events go towards supporting street papers.