Register: JUN/25/2018, Submit: JUN/25/2018, Eligibility: Architects, artists, makers, builders, design professionals; no professional qualification is required; individually, teams up to 4 members, Fee: 6 USD (MAY/01 – JUN/25/2018), Awards: Each of the 5-7 winners – 5,000 USD design stipend, 10,000 USD materials/construction budget
Since biblical times, the sukkah-a temporary shelter celebrating the harvest and commemorating the exodus from Egypt – has served as the symbolic centerpiece of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. Today, revisiting the ritual of building a sukkah offers the opportunity to reimagine historically rooted ways of making, while exploring themes of transience, hospitality, and community. Detroit, home to 1300 urban farms, is also the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Sukkah x Detroit celebrates both. By soliciting contemporary sukkah design proposals for Detroit’s Capitol Park, the competition looks to combine design, agriculture, and cultural programming for this first edition of the Sukkah x Detroit event.