Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence is an innovative art and design competition presented by St. Louis Hillel and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The competition proposes a re-imagination of the sukkah, an ancient, temporary structure used by nomads and harvesters, and to suggest dynamic possibilities for traditional construction constraints with forward-thinking design and sustainability.
The following 10 winning projects were selected from a field of 33 entries:
A Tensile Community
June Deng and Lydia Smith
Jess Glennie, Catalina Padilla, and Ben Parker
Kelley Van Dyck Murphy and Jonathan Murphy
On the Wane…
Marc Manack and Frank Jacobus
Jeffrey Lee, Christopher Taurasi, and Alexandra White
Surface to Sukkah
Ken McCown, Jonathon Anderson, Phil Zawarus, and Nasar Saghafi
Projects will be installed on the Danforth Campus, just west of Olin Library, beginning the morning of October 6, and remain on view through October 12. An opening reception will take place from 5:30-7:30p October 7 in WUSTL's Umrath Lounge. Tickets to the reception—which will include hors d'oeurves and wine—are $36 and can be purshased through St. Louis Hillel.
Organizers also will host a free Sukkah City STL Community Open House from noon-2p Sunday, October 12. Additional tours and student-coordinated events will take place throughout the week.
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