Urban Sukkah (Vertical)

Somewhere in tractate Sukkot of the Babylonian Talmud the rabbis talk about building sukkot up in trees and on camels. These days, there are a lot of high-end, high-concept sukkot out there. It’s all the rage, since the 2010 Sukkah City in Union Square. But I like this picture from Williamsburg. These more simple sukkot are stuck up and down the sides of a wall. Poised in the air, they look like something out of Rem Koolhaas’ “Delerious New York,” a postmodern paean to vertical living.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to Urban Sukkah (Vertical)

  1. palmsundae says:

    Reblogged this on Tokyo Green Space and commented:
    Vertical religious gardening in Brooklyn. Holiday greenery without much permeability, visibility. Would be fun to see the insides.

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