The purpose of this action is to develop awareness of the potentialities of artists books in educational and research practices .Through sharing visual notes in artist sketchbooks educators develop other forms of interactive learning processes, in the edges of identity and collective spaces. The project started with Teresa Eça Emilia Catarino and Anabela Lacerda in 2005 , the artists started to make the first collaborative books during that period inviting their friends to participate. Later on they connected with the Group C3 from Santiago de Compostela who were also working on artist books. Together they prepared an action for the InSEA European Regional Conference in Limassol, Cyprus, in June, 2012, where they conducted a practical workshop in the conference to develop collaborative sketchbooks with InSEA members. Forty books were manufactured for that purpose by craftsman in the Portuguese bindery devagarseencadernalonge of the ASSOL Association . People from devagarseencadernalonge were very proud in making sketchbooks for art educators. The books were distributed to the InSEA participants of the workshop in Limassol, and they took them away to start a drawing chain in their countries. ASSOL people also participated in the drawing chain. 12 books were returned .

Collaborative books , 1 Edition (2012) TT with Pancho Matiasand the bindery devagarseencadernalonge 40 books

During 2012 another book was created for the a Drawing Mouvement in Portugal called ‘Para Que Conste’ , the books were left in public spaces of Lisboa, Portugal and Goiana Brasil such as libraries; restaurants, cofee shops; schools, where people could draw .

In June 2013 the same bindery created the C3 Canterbury Book to be shared with the 2013 InSEA European Regional Congress organizers.

In 2014 a special book was created for an action : the Wurzburg BOOK at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany. 

During 2014/ 2015 a special book in progress was created and elaborated in several cities using the International situacionist strategy ‘derive’ or walking tour to awake the senses and spirit to the details of landscape. derivas book


Collaborative books , 2nd Edition (June 2016- January 2017) TT with Pancho Matiasand the bindery devagarseencadernalonge 40 books

 Third Edition : Activist Books . Setember 2016- December 2018) TT; Pancho Matias, Raquel Balsa; Rita Antunes; Angela Saladanha, etc.

The third edition was a  work in progress . 40 artists educators were invited to make a collaborative book with a community of their choice. During this period same artists conducted  workshops with children and adults in Portugal and Brazil. The exhibition  also included collaborative books from the first editions.

The books were assemblend in a travelling exhibition 


Exhibition at Quinta da Cruz, S. Salvador, Portugal, January 2017 curated by TT, Angela Saldanha, Raquel Balsa and Rita Antunes The exhibition last for 3 months with a space where visitants could create pages for a collborative book and workshops for several groups of chidren , adults and seniors from the region ( The book of Silence and Flying stories with Patricia Zabalza; The giant book with Angela Saldanha; the book of walking around with Paulo Emilio and Dori Negro; The book of Explosion with Lorena Cueva; The book of the cities with Estrella Luna; the book of dreams with Maja Maksimovik and Estrella Luna)

 Exhibition : Bragança Public Library , Portugal, April 2017 curated by Antonio Meireles and Ana Rocha

Exhibition : Leiria Public Library , Portugal, May 2017 curated by Rita Basilio

 Exhibition: Fine Arts School of Lisboa, Portugal, July 2017, curated by Ana Sousa

Exhibition , Santiago de Compostela, Faculty of Education USC; October 2017 curated by Cristina Trigo

Exhibition at Institute of Art; University of Brasilia, Brazil, 2018

Exhibition at University Federal of S. Paulo ; S, Paulo, Brazil, 2018



Exhibition ,LLEIDA, Spain, 2018

Exhibition ,VIGO ,Spain, 2018






workshop at InSEA European congress, Limassol, Cyprus, 2012

workshop for teachers at  Goiana, Brazil, 2012

Workshop with Dr, Ly-Yan Wang and  teacher's students,  Taiwan, 2014 

workshop for teachers of LTA program  at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany. 2014

Presentation about artivist books at 2nd Eirpac, Porto Nov 2017 by Angela Saldanha;Teresa Eça; Cristina Trigo ( PT)




Articles ( Collaborative Book)

De Eça, T.T ; Saldanha, A.; Trigo, C.; Agra-Padriñas, MJ( 2018) Coll Books. . DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9

Teresa Torres de Eça e Angela Saldanha. Cadernos ARTIVISTAS/Livros colaborativos. DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-PT-TE.AS

Mª Jesús Agra Pardiñas. Y los cuadernos hablaron. DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-Santiago-MJAP

Cristina Trigo. LAS OTRAS VIDAS DEL LIBRO DE ARTE COLABORATIVO. DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-Santiago-CT

Maja Maksimivic. COLLABORATIVE BOOKS – SHORT REFLECTIONS. DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-Belgrado-MM

Rita Basílio. CO-LABOR-ACÇÃO-ARTÍSTICA – POR UMA PEDAGOGIA CRIATIVA. Doi: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-Lx-RB

Joan Vallès Villanueva e outros. Caderno aRtivista Girona. DOI: 10.24981/978-989-20-5401-9-Girona-JV

Liberman, F. (2019) & others Collaborative Books: aesthetic and political dimensions in an educational
. DOI: 10.24981/M2019.7EN

Flavia Liberman, Viviane Santalucia Maximino e Marcia Machado de Moraes (2019). Cadernos Colaborativos: dimensões estéticas e políticas em uma experiência de educação. DOI: 10.24981/M2019.7PT