CoPLAY: A Truly Original Project
From an interview by Hanafi Fraval with Susannah Rosenthal, edited by Levana Fraval
This is the first of a series of articles we are writing on Susannah Rosenthal’s extraordinary CoPLAY project in Muncie, Indiana.
CoPLAY is breathless in its scope and innovation, offering futuristic benefits for education while integrating compelling new technologies. An aerial view of the CoPLAY facility and grounds is shown above.
Susannah had a dream in which she chased an architect across a plaza. When she caught up with him, she asked if he would design a house for her. He thought and thought and finally replied, “You know, I am very busy.” Then she woke up, but she thought, You know, he didn’t say no.
Many months later, at a Mattel-sponsored, toy-design contest at Arizona State University, (ASU), Susannah asked the architecture professor sitting next to her at a pre-contest dinner, “What’s new in architecture?” He replied, “There’s Frank Gehry in LA, but someone is doing true architecture. I can’t remember his name.” Then Susannah said, “I’m looking for Antoine Predock.” “That’s the man!” he said. Read the complete story in Subud Voice . . .