Owen Kelly & Tomas Träskman discuss micronations as experiments in living, as performance art, and as political activism.
Owen Kelly and Tomas Träskman conclude a mini-series about cultural experiments in ways of living with a discussion about micro-nations. They look at a variety of micro-nations that range from quirky hobbies and artistic performances to political activism and on to something less easily definable.
They discuss numerous examples including Sealand, which has existed for over fifty years, and Christiania, which had numerous cultural and political effects in the wider world. They also introduce many less well-known examples as well as providing links to literature on micro-nations, including the book by Erwin S. Strauss that many believe kick-started the whole movement.