How to Use


In a nutshell, the aim of this website is to inspire you to easily create a 3D model that to your mind is an accurate visual representation of what you perceive the constitution to be.

There is no right or wrong model. There is no ideal or perfect model.Depending on innumerable variables, only a handful of which we insist on here for registration, the models captured over time on this site will represent,visually, ideationally, and perhaps also aspirationally, what the constitution is and should be.


While Corridors of Power proposed through architectural models and blueprints a framework to critique the construction and distribution of power,Frames of Power aims to be more democratic in comparison. Here, the creator of the model is you. Ten questions that go to the heart of the constitution in a non-partisan, impartial manner, provide the input into a framework that the model is, as you answer, created. The immediate visual feedback is meant to provide an opportunity to pause, reflect, adjust or proceed.

Using the site & 3D printing

Registration asks for a name, email, password, age, gender, province and religion. This information is used to drill down into the models showcased in the gallery (View Gallery). The idea is to capture the sheer diversity of how citizens see the constitution and through it, state power, even if they for example belong to the same age group, religion or live in proximity to each other.

Models can be saved and edited. They can also be printed out, through a 3D printer. A registered user can make a single model, with infinite changes allowed over time. Models can be viewed and rotated in 3D.

Mobile and rendering

The site is designed to be mobile friendly. Given the sheer technical complexity behind the scenes to make the front-end as user friendly and elegant as possible, the site may take a while to load on slow connection and on older devices, may render slowly. Obviously, for the beauty of a model to be fully appreciated we recommend the site is used and viewed on a large screen.

Attribution and sharing

All the models are copyleft and published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 International license that allows for sharing, adaptation and commercial use, with clear attribution. The use of these models in other projects, programmes, educational material, lectures, academic curricula, in the media as well as for advocacy and activism is strongly encouraged. Please use the contact form to get in touch with us for any technical assistance.


The goal of this platform is to create a visual gallery - the first of its kind in the world - that captures complementary and competing visions of what citizens think of power and its exercise in Sri Lanka. The framework can be adapted for and adopted in any country. Just as Corridors of Power, through the marriage of architecture and constitutional theory, pioneered an entirely new way of looking at over 70 years of Sri Lanka's constitutional evolution, Frames of Power will over time showcase our diversity, hopes, anxieties and resilience, even in the face of the greatest adversity.