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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

the collective Behaviour

ein Moment auf einem Stuhl gesessen, heißt, das Leben in Gefahr gebracht haben.

327 Dislike 162

 

James Thomas Behaviour

Love will be expressed openly; often! Sexuality will be embraced & enjoyed in privacy, out of respect for others.

150 Dislike 36

 

Danny Rowell Behaviour

Spitting on Nowhereisland shall be considered a criminal offense, punishable by immediate expulsion.

130 Dislike 29

 

Tricia Byrne Behaviour

The working week will be Saturday to Sunday. Monday to Friday will be the weekend.

129 Dislike 56

 

Lee K Behaviour

Chickens should be allowed to cross the road without fear of persecution, ribald comments, name calling or mockery.

104 Dislike 45

 

Brea Plum Behaviour

All Nowherians are expected to step outdoors for a moment every day, look at the world around them, and breathe deep.

78 Dislike 40

 

Jon Behaviour

Everybody shall be free to feel good.

76 Dislike 10

 

Robin Hume Behaviour

Be excellent to each other.

71 Dislike 36

 

Dom Lister Behaviour

As a Nowherian, if you finish the loo roll, you'll damn well change it.

65 Dislike 35

 

Christa Behaviour

Warm smiles are the official greeting of Nowhereisland.

65 Dislike 12

 

Roboze Behaviour

Politicians that mess up, or are found to be scamming us will be forced to wear "dunce" hats.

63 Dislike 15

 

Monkfish Behaviour

All X-Factor style reality TV will be banned and anybody attempting to view it will be forced to read Jordan's Biography.

63 Dislike 21

 

Paul Burke Behaviour

All citizens should be taught the concepts of freedom AND responsibility.

63 Dislike 11

 

Emma Behaviour

The National drink shall be tea, an official tea break will be observed everyday by all citizens; with free biscuits.

62 Dislike 29

 

Ellie Behaviour

All citizens (and visitors) will be treated with the same respect regardless of age, race or sexuality.

60 Dislike 18

 

Dan Behaviour

There will be no homophobic prejudices under any circumstance.

59 Dislike 19

 

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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.

Identity designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Wolfram Wiedner, website by Wolfram Wiedner.