Slideshow: Winning Sukkahs installed on campus

'Sukkah City STL 2014' on view through Oct. 12.

Washington University sophomore Louis Wang and freshman Alice Liu take a selfie inside “Disintegrating Boundaries.” The piece was created by June Deng and Lydia Smith of Houston. (Credit: Joe Angeles/WUSTL PhotoS (2))

Architects from across the country converged on Washington University in St. Louis’ Danforth Campus Oct. 6 and 7 to install “Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence.”

Sponsored by St. Louis Hillel and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, the design competition challenged participants to reimagine the traditional Jewish Sukkah — a small, temporary structure erected each fall during the weeklong festival of Sukkot — through the lens of contemporary art and architecture. Ten winning structures, located just south of the Ann W. Olin Women’s Building, remain on view through Sunday, Oct. 12.

A slideshow of the Sukkahs is at right. For more information, call 314-935-9040 or visit

“String-of-Grass” by Lavender Tessmer of St. Louis. Photo by Joe Angeles/WUSTL Photos.

Students of Mary-Jean Cowell’s Dance 201: “Theory and Technique of Modern Dance” create semi-improvised dances as spontaneous and thoughtful responses to a sukkah displayed at Washington University. In so doing, they explore their own diversity and the wonders of site-specific dance.