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Jeffrey Kipnis is an American critic, urban designer, film-maker, theorist, curator and professor of architecture at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. He is also visiting professor at Columbia University, New York. He curates Architecture and Design at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Kipnis taught at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London from 1992-1995, where he ran the Graduate Design Program. In 2006 and 2007 he is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, USA. As a critic he has written for many different periodicals, such as Assemblage and El Croquis. As a designer Kipnis collaborated with architects Reiser and Umemoto (RUR Architects) in designing the Water Garden in Columbus, Ohio and the Kansai-Kan National Diet Library. Kipnis is not a registered architect. His highest educational qualification is a Masters degree in physics from Georgia State University, USA (1981). In 2006 Kipnis was awarded an honorary Diploma by the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, in recognition of his contributions as a teacher, critic and theorist, to the discipline of architecture. Kipnis first came to prominence through his collaborations with avant-gardist theorist and architect Peter Eisenman, and their joint collaboration with French philosopher Jacques Derrida.