Flightpath Toronto - Saturday October 1, 2011, by Usman Haque & Natalie Jeremijenko. haque.co.uk/flightpath.php
Inspired by the birds of Nathan Phillips Square, Flightpath Toronto is a mass-participation spectacle inviting citizens to rediscover the possibilities and wonder of urban flight, with interactive lasers & hundreds of flying members of the public. For Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011, the square hosts an urban flight school, an interactive visual airscape, and fly-lines that enable hundreds of people, enwinged, to re-imagine the city and the way we move through it.
Flightpath Toronto's flying people experiment with an urban-scale participatory proposition: one that demonstrates the pleasures of emissionless urban mobility and creates a shared memory of a possible future. Flightpath Toronto is a collaboration between Usman Haque, architect/artist and Natalie Jeremijenko, engineer/artist, uniting his expertise in participatory urban spectacle with her expertise in bird flight and urban natural systems.