Have you ever wanted to become a citizen of a tiny Arctic island? In case the fancy strikes you, this summer you can pledge your allegiance to ‘Nowhereisland’, a small rocky outcrop that’s been detached from a glacier in Svalbard, Norway and towed 500 miles to the southwest of England. The itinerant island, a brainchild of artist Alex Hartley, will stop at eight ports and harbors—from Weymouth to Bristol — and be greeted by surfers, choirs and sea shanty singers. There will also be an “embassy” at the island’s ports of call where you can learn about the High Arctic and contribute to Nowhereisland’s constitution. After the Games are over, the new island territory will be “dispersed amongst its citizens,” whatever that means.
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