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Sweeting: Confluencing reciprocity, reflexivity and flexibility in systemic design

Format: Keynotes & Talks, RSD13, RSD13 Programme, RSD13 Speakers, Topic: Architecture & Planning, Topic: Culture & Society

Ben Sweeting

A tripartite of RSD13-ONLINE talks builds from each part, using reciprocity, reflexivity, and flexibility as a shared point of reference. Pille Bunnell, Frederick Steier, and Ben Sweeting articulate the metaphor of rivers coming together in conversations from their verdensanskuelse [weltanschauung/worldview]. The key ideas in the confluence are reciprocity, reflexivity, and flexibility in systemic design.

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Ben Sweeting studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and then at the Bartlett, UCL, where he first encountered cybernetics through Ranulph Glanville. His AHRC-funded PhD, by Architectural Design at UCL,  supervised by Neil Spiller and Ranulph Glanville, explores the connections between questions about epistemology, ethics and designing architecture using second-order cybernetics as a point of departure. Ben is currently a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Brighton where he teaches design studio and coordinates the second year of the undergraduate course.

Pille Bunnell
Frederick Steier
Ben Sweeting




Citation Data

Author(s): Ben Sweeting
Year: 2024
Title: Sweeting: Confluencing reciprocity, reflexivity and flexibility in systemic design
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD13
Article No.: pre-release
Host: Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Location: Oslo, Norway
Symposium Dates: October 12–26, 2024
First published: 12 July 2024
Last update: no update
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404