A film by Jason Hutt
67 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013
When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. He discovered that while the Bible outlines the basic parameters for what a sukkah should look like and how it should function, it leaves plenty of room for variation and interpretation. Foer thought, 'what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? What would they come up with?' And so was born the design competition known as Sukkah City in Union Square Park, in the heart of New York City.
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"'Sukkah City' captures the excitement around an art installation in one of New York City's great public spaces." - The Atlantic
"A remarkable architectural competition. It's amazing nobody thought of this before."
"You'll smile. You'll chuckle. You'll be moved!" - The Forward
● Bonus Shorts (Yeshiva Boys; Importance of Competitions; Submission Board Strategy)