You see somebody like Ken Frampton who had a theory, a very interesting theory, about synthesizing Hidegger and Marx. It made good sense, it was perfect for architecture because architecture was both a global economic practice and and a local material practice. And so it seemed like the perfect place to do that; it seemed like a good idea. And then he was unable to do it. Then he deiced to not admit he was unable to do it. And so for me the failure was really interesting and really important. It didn’t say anything about Ken, it said something really important about the field.
Jeffrey Kipnis, interview with Monika Mitášová, in: Oxymoron and Pleonasm