Nowhereisland is an interesting art project with a political and geographical twist. Retreating sea ice led to the discovery of a previously uncharted island in Svalbard. Artist Alex Harley was given a grant to remove material from the island and turn it into a floating island sculpture. It will arrive in the Bristol Channel next summer around the time of the Olympics. The island has been declared a nation and anyone can become a citizen. The idea is that the project can be used to help with teaching and discussions on citizenship, geography and politics. Lots more information on their website. I heard about this from Tim Cresswell’s blog – Tim is a Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and one of the people asked to join Alex Harley on the trip to get the material for the island. His initial post gives a taster, but he’s promised more thoughts to come.


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