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Martin Pawley: roundtabling the street

Christmas started early this year. For me it started in the lobby of the bt Tower, waiting for the first roundtable of the season to begin. Roundtabling is a version of headbanging, which is a derivative of brainstorming, the craze that started in advertising and then spread to architecture years ago. The advantage of roundtabling is that it only rewards agreement. You get plenty of chances to agree, but keep on arguing and you'll find yourself in the street.

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