Author: Ben Sweeting
Bio Note: Ben Sweeting is a Principal Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton. He studied at the University of Cambridge and the Bartlett, UCL. In his PhD, supervised by Neil Spiller and Ranulph Glanville and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Ben explored epistemological and ethical questions in relation to architecture and design, drawing on second-order cybernetics and radical constructivism as well as on practice-based research methods. He is a member of the American Society for Cybernetics and was awarded the Heinz von Foerster Award in 2014.
Affiliation: University of Brighton, UK
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Sweeting B. (2018) Radical constructivism and the decolonisation of epistemology. Constructivist Foundations 13(3): 326–327. http://constructivist.info/13/3/326
Sweeting B. (2016) A theatre for exploring the cybernetic. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 619–620. http://constructivist.info/11/3/619
Sweeting B. (2016) Author’s response: Beyond application. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 591–597. http://constructivist.info/11/3/591
Sweeting B. (2016) Design research as a variety of second-order cybernetic practice. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 572–579. http://constructivist.info/11/3/572
Sweeting B. & Hohl M. (2015) Exploring alternatives to the traditional conference format: Introduction to the special issue on composing conferences. Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 1–7. http://constructivist.info/11/1/001
Sweeting B. (2014) Not all conversations are conversational: A reflection on the constructivist aspects of design studio education. Constructivist Foundations 9(3): 405–406. http://constructivist.info/9/3/405