…And More gathers nine proposals for the future of Governors Island completed as part of a Fall 2018 advanced design studio at the Yale School of Architecture that attempt to answer the question: What can Governors Island be for New York City and its inhabitants today? Ranging from mixed-use development to memorials, the student designs preserve the existing open space and green escape that Governors Island has become for the City, while charting out a sustainable future with even greater benefits for NYC. The drawings and models on display both describe the island’s existing geography and develop new ideas for public debate, balancing responses to challenges—sea level rise and economic imperatives—with proposals that could diversify and extend the role of the island within its metropolitan landscape.
The studio was led by Michael Samuelian, President of the Governors Island Trust and Fall 2018 Edward P. Bass Visiting Fellow in Architecture at Yale, Simon Hartmann, Fall 2018 William Henry Bishop Visiting Professor at Yale, and Andrei Harwell, Yale Critic and Director of the Yale Urban Design Workshop. The exhibition runs from May 18 to October 27, 2019 on Governors Island.
Menglan Li, Melinda Agron