Conversas XXI – XXX – Third Publication

  We recently showed you the project “Conversas” and their second pulblication, now we would like to show you the third, featuring the latest talks and presentations. This is a great example of a project made with love and for the sake of creating something meaningful and for the community. All talks are free and everyone … Continue reading

CONVERSAS XI-XX | Second Edition

CONVERSAS Conversas is a series of informal talks and/or meetings that present and discuss projects from diverse creative areas. The project was created by Constança Saraiva and Mafalda Fernandes, and takes place every Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal. The entrance is free and the discussions will be held in English whenever necessary, with the promise of never … Continue reading

Having Trouble Finishing Your Labor Of Love?

– Having Trouble Finishing Your Labor Of Love?   by Mark McGuinness – Everyone thinks they have a book inside them, but not so many make the time and effort to bring it to birth. For ‘book’ you could substitute ‘screenplay’, ‘album’, ‘startup’, or ‘crocheted iPad case for your Etsy shop’. All of these are … Continue reading

Micro Festival

  For our great joy, events and festivals about Independent Publishing keep poping out all over the world. This one comes from Milan, Italy. – MICRO – independent publishing festival in Milan is organized by La Caffettiera, a creative pot founded by Marco Nicotra of BOLO Paper and Giuliana Tammaro of BRANCHIE, in collaboration with Art Kitchen . MICRO will take place … Continue reading

mus(a)eu(m) – The Curator as Editor

— originally posted on manystuff —   mus(a)eu(m) – The Curator as Editor   The contemporary notion of the Museum tends progressively to become closer to the original. Nowadays is denoted, by some modern institutions, a growing reformulation and consequent adoption of some of the founding principles of the ancient institutions as the Museum Akademia … Continue reading

Feira Laica #20

Another edition of Feira Laica is coming! Mark on your calendar – 30th June to 1st July, on Palácio de Laguares, Lisboa. Feira Laica is an event all about indepent editions and the do-it-yourself mentality.  This time around, besides the opportunity to buy amazing independent stuff, it’ll also have exhibitions, workshops, concerts, and much more. … Continue reading

Pli * Art and Design

–EN– May 3 | 18.30| FNAC Santa Catarina, Oporto, Portugal Launch of the number 2 and 3 of the revised PLI art & design, dedicated to the enthusiasm, recognizing the desire to affirm the power of art and design in times of crisis. PLI is a contemporary design magazine. What, however, does the adjective “contemporary” … Continue reading


It’s wonderful to see so many initiatives exploring themes of Independent production and publishing. And here’s another one! – ABOUT – Independent Publishing Fair 4 to 6 May, Mainz — “We are ABOUT to make history” is the motto of the first ABOUT Independent Publishing Fair in Mainz. This fair for small publishing houses and … Continue reading

Feira de Publicação Independente 3

– Here comes another edition of Feira de Publicação Independente (Independent Publications Fair), already in it’s 3rd installment. This time around, it will take place in Galeria Dama Aflita, Porto, on the 6th and 7th April, from 14h to 20h. Besides the usual assortment of amazing independent publications for sale, this year’s edition will also … Continue reading

esad talks: Charlotte Cheetham

  ESAD, Matosinhos – Portugal, is organizing an event called ESAD Talks, this time themed around Books and Publications. It will take place on the 12th and 13th January in Matosinhos, and it will feature presentations and talks by Charlotte Cheetham (Manystuff), José Bártolo, among others. If you happen to be around the north of … Continue reading