FLYOVER is a self-initiated project undertaken at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during a Summer 2017 research assistantship with Professor Conor O’Shea in the LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES LABORATORY.

FLYOVER investigates urban territory through the lens of aviation networks, illuminating systemic relationships and flows between various boundaries within the contiguous United States. Spatializing the contiguous air traffic control (ATC) zones and the catchment area for each zone’s namesake airport reveals aviation infrastructure’s influence on constructing new boundaries. It is through the overlaying and overlapping of these borderlines that one is forced to rethink its impact on urban boundary.