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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

Mia Beattie and Olivia Postles Behaviour

Respect other people and respect property. Everyone should work together. Everyone should work together.

28 Dislike 12

 

Amelia Andrew Behaviour

Be polite to the people on the island. Everybody has to tell the truth.

37 Dislike 11

 

Worry Kittens Behaviour

Cafes and restaurants are required to have more than one vegetarian option, and must put some actual thought into it.

29 Dislike 8

 

Brian Fitzgerald Behaviour

Living well, individually and collectively is highest aim with virtues of wisdom, courage, self discipline and justice.

14 Dislike 2

 

Sailorguy1 Behaviour

No television shall be allowed on the island to allow outdoor play for all children in the dirt.

10 Dislike 5

 

Wayne Booth Behaviour

"Do as ye will - harm none". What more is there to say?

28 Dislike 1

 

Iain Behaviour

"Smart Casual" dress should be illegal, either dress smartly, or casually.

18 Dislike 8

 

Caitlin Ellis. Behaviour

1. Everyone will be allowed on the Island and treated well with respect.

17 Dislike 4

 

john h Behaviour

1. We're all free! 2. No bank or banks shall ever be constructed. 3. Free religion, worship however you want or not want.

12 Dislike 4

 

Bobby James Behaviour

186,000 miles per second. It's not just a good idea, it's the law.

7 Dislike 3

 

Markleton Behaviour

A culture of letterwriting will be encouraged. Everybody loves receiving a letter, but we always forget to send them.

17 Dislike 1

 

Daran Behaviour

A four day working week will be the norm, with the use of email banned on Mondays.

17 Dislike 2

 

Jake Paget Behaviour

A Nowhereian should not have to conform to what is accepted as 'normal'. Diversity is beautiful, and should be embraced.

15 Dislike 0

 

R Behaviour

A person's marital status shall not be a subject of gossip or speculation.

4 Dislike 21

 

Connor Kenway Behaviour

A right to become an Assassin of the great order and fight for the freedom against the evil forces of the Templars.

5 Dislike 9

 

Cydney Behaviour

A smile tax, for each smile received, 2 must be given out. Those found not smiling back and adding one will be punished by tickling.

14 Dislike 3

 

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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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