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"All constitutions seek to articulate, with differing degrees of intensity and detail, the shared aspirations of a nation; the values which bind its people; and which discipline its government and its national institutions; the basic premises upon which judicial, legislative and executive power is to be wielded; the constitutional limits and the conditions upon which that power is to be exercised; and the moral and ethical direction which that nation has identified for its future." Kate O'Regan, Judge of the Constitutional Court, South Africa

This is a constitution for the digital age - a set of principles which defines this new nation, but not set in stone. 'Writing the constitution' involved ranking the propositions, as well as submitting them, by liking or disliking. You can browse the Nowheriesland constitution by date, popularity or category below. Ranking ceased at midnight on Sunday 9th September. 

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Buy the Nowhereisland Constitution poster - a selection of 150 propositions

Jan ann skye Behaviour

Every Nowherian has the right to choose their own state of freedom.

8 Dislike 6


Alex the barbarian Behaviour

Bullying will not be tolerated and we are equal.

35 Dislike 5


Mike Rablins Behaviour

Juries will consist of no less than 50% of the population. The practicalities of this are purposefully skirted over.

10 Dislike 7


Horst Martin Behaviour

Thou shall not kill . Full-stop.

11 Dislike 7


Amelia Anne Behaviour

There will be no inhumanity on Nowhereisland. We are humans, we will behave humanely, towards each other and our world.

20 Dislike 3


Overweight Jan Behaviour

No matter how fat you are - a Nowherian will not be called obese.

5 Dislike 17


Michael Behaviour

Any structure that is built on Nowhereisland will be made up of 100% recycled materials.

18 Dislike 5


HR Behaviour

No one goes to jail for wrongdoings but is instead nurtured.

4 Dislike 16


Emily-Jane Behaviour

Everyone should smile at someone at least 10 times a day.

10 Dislike 6


Mike Olson Behaviour

We shall respect the wisdom of our elders, regardless of age.

9 Dislike 10


Barbara Wehrspann Behaviour

No animals will be killed by a human being. Killing of any animal in self defence must be proven.

8 Dislike 20


Chloe Rose Behaviour

Every Nowherian should gaze at the sky at least once a day and remember how amazing and beautiful life is.

24 Dislike 4


B Nelson Behaviour

All people should be treated as equals no matter their looks, income, family, religion, etc.

17 Dislike 2


Alessio Fratticcioli Behaviour

Every Nowherian has the Right to marry one or more consentient individuals regardless of his/her/their gender/s.

12 Dislike 7


Alessio Fratticcioli Behaviour

Arranged marriage (by someone other than those getting married) is forbidden.

28 Dislike 3


Alessio Fratticcioli Behaviour

A tree will be planted on Nowhereisland every time a baby will be born.

20 Dislike 8


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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

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