Over the course of two years a group of Portuguese people in Rotterdam held meetings to read together. The ambition of these meetings was to discuss and better understand the socio-economic situation in Portugal. This project was initiated by the artists Constança Saraiva and Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa. To conclude the reading group they commissioned texts and photographs, edited and produced the publication Readings on Economy Below Sea Level. Unfolding different perspectives on the topic it celebrates multifaceted act of reading collectively. Readings on Economy Below Sea Level presents a preface by the economist Prof. João César das Neves (the author of the book that was read), a photo essay by Pedro dos Reis, an article by economists Nuno Camacho (PhD) and Diogo Gonçalves (PhD), an excerpt on reading groups by Maiko Tanaka and a poster with annotations from the reading sessions.