Since biblical times, the sukkah—a temporary structure giving thanks for the fall harvest and commemorating the exodus from Egypt—has served as the centerpiece of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Sukkot. As part of Detroit Month of Design, five sukkahs, selected through Detroit’s largest international design competition in recent history (78 applications from 14 countries), will be displayed in Detroit’s historic Capitol Park, accompanied by complementary programs and events.
Detroit, home to 1300 urban farms, is also the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Sukkah x Detroit celebrates both. Capitol Park will be transformed into an open-air marketplace featuring produce, food products, crafts, and Jewish educational events interspersed amongst the sukkahs, showcasing Detroit’s design, urban agriculture, and Jewish communities on a national and international stage.