I am currently sitting in an airport waiting for my flight. I’m watching people as they rush by – people of all nationalities and origins united by the common purpose of travel. At first, the frenetic dash to the gate appears disorderly, but then you notice the hubs of activity about which these diverse people congregate – buying coffee and chatting with their fellow travellers in line, picking up that last-minute gift, browsing the newsstand which they would not normally frequent for some flight-time reading. All of them, for all their differences, exist in this international space, a place beyond borders in which they can freely move and interact. What if we could bring this internationalism into our normal lives and exist unbounded by the arbitrary lines on a map that distant governments decided to draw so very long ago. This is what Citizen State strives to create: a space apart where all are welcome, none are in want and interactions breed a new sense of loyalty to humanity itself.