Flightpath Toronto

Flightpath Toronto, 2011 by
Natalie Jeremijenko - New York & Usman Haque - London
for the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2011
Nathan Phillips Square/ Toronto City Hall
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Production Manager, audio and video content
G. Craig Hobbs

Inspired by the birds of Nathan Phillips Square, Flightpath Toronto was a participatory spectacle inviting the public to rediscover the possibilities and wonder of urban flight. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011, the square hosted an urban flightschool, an interactive visual airscape, and fly-lines that enabled hundreds of people, enwinged, to re-imagine the city and the way we move through it.

Flightpath Toronto's swarms of flying people experimented with an urban-scale participatory proposition: one that demonstrates the pleasures of emissionless urban mobility and created a shared memory of a possible future.

Flightpath Toronto was a collaboration between Natalie Jeremijenko, engineer/artist and Usman Haque, architect/artist. I served as the Production Manager, working closely with Natalie and Usman on the technical and logistical aspects of the project.

Flightpath is well documented on Usman Haque's site located here.

And on the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website located here.

Installation documentation