Within the modern concept of citizenship it is hard to bind any principle, belief or value to a nationwide characteristic. However, constitution is still a perfect example of such a relation. 'The global city has been deemed the birthplace of a post-national or cosmopolitan conception of citizenship, formed around human rights and regimes and exercised across state-borders'.* If so, then we have to reconsider what the identity is based on, and mind how and by what means we are being represented. In the context of moving towards the new global citizenship, where all sorts of nation based distinctions are slowly being merged, or even erased, we have to bring up to the surface what lays in the ground of our diversity, BUT not in order to differentiate.
'EU Coherence presents alternative identities, derived from constitutions, for the countries of the European Uniion. These identities take form of flags. The result of our investigation turns into a publication, containing all the visualized comparisons of constitutions:
1. Structure (How complex is the organisation of information?).
2. First Article (What is the 'face' of the constitution?).
3. Timeline (When was it released?
4. When did the amendments take place?
5. What was the historical context?
6. Language (What are the most frequent words used?).
7. Number of Articles/Pages (How elaborate is the content?).
8. Priorities (To which issues is the priority given?).
*'Global cities, (un)rooted lives: Towards a trans-scalar conception of citizenship' by Monica Brito Vieira and Flippe Carreira da Silva.