Author: Ben Sweeting


University of Brighton, UK


Short Bio

Ben Sweeting studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and The Bartlett, UCL and teaches design studio at the University of Brighton. He is currently completing an AHRC funded practice-based PhD, supervised by Neil Spiller and Ranulph Glanville, that explores interrelations between epistemology, ethics and designing architecture, drawing significantly on second-order cybernetics and radical constructivism.

Publications in Constructivist Foundations

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Approaches covered: This is the list of constructivist approaches covered in Ben Sweeting’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all approaches see http://approaches.cepa.info
Second-Order Cybernetics
Disciplines covered: This is the list of all disciplines referred to by Ben Sweeting’s publications in Constructivist Foundations. For a list of all disciplines see http://disciplines.cepa.info
Design Theory · Epistemology · Knowledge Management


Ben Sweeting (2016)

A Theatre for Exploring the Cybernetic

Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 619–620

Ben Sweeting (2016)

Author’s Response: Beyond Application

Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 591–597

Ben Sweeting (2016)

Design Research as a Variety of Second-Order Cybernetic Practice

Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 572–579

Second-Order Cybernetics > Design Theory

Ben Sweeting & Michael Hohl (2015)

Exploring Alternatives to the Traditional Conference Format: Introduction to the Special Issue on Composing Conferences

Constructivist Foundations 11(1): 1–7

Second-Order Cybernetics > Epistemology · Knowledge Management

Ben Sweeting (2014)

Not All Conversations Are Conversational: A Reflection on the Constructivist Aspects of Design Studio Education

Constructivist Foundations 9(3): 405–406

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