August 11: Lost Futures of Governors Island

Lost Futures of Governors Island
A slide presentation by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Thursday, August 11, 2005, 7-9 pm
45 John Street (near Nassau)
Free and open to the public

Join CUP, a nonprofit design group, for an exploration of the Governors Island that could have been. Damon Rich, CUP’s Creative Director, will present a series of unrealized plans for the island from the turn of the 19th century to the turn of the 20th, including a luxury housing complex, homeless shelter, casino, and airport. The lecture will examine the rise and fall of these schemes, and how they have left their mark on the Governors Island of today and tomorrow.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) makes educational projects about places and how they work. Recent projects include the redesign of a high school entrance with 10th-graders, a television program about public housing, and an award-winning strategy for Detroit to deal with population loss. See more at