Femke Herregraven Liquid Citizenship, 2015

There are many reasons to question the form and the idea of citizenship today. On the one hand citizenship becomes something we tend to detach from by declaring our belonging either more locally, regionally or continentally rather than nationally.  On the other, it becomes a commodity as suggested by Femke Herregraven. Our multiple attachments to places through life, work and family connections make the answer to the question where we are from increasingly more complex. There are many things we cannot choose, but is citizenship ceasing to be one of them? In a time of growing migration, increasing nationalistic tendencies and the wave of personal dramas caused by both the bureaucratic and security measures that define nationality today, we should perhaps think of new ways to define our relationships to territory.