We believe in the value of culture to enhance public and private lives. We are bringing local and international artists and communities together to create and share culture in Lincoln. Thirteen Ways are the creative directors of Mansions of the Future.


Kathrin Böhm

Kathrin Bohm is a London based artist working internationally. Her collaborative work focuses on collective (re-)production of public space, trade as public realm & the everyday as a starting point for culture. She is a founding member of the international artist group Myvillages and art and architecture collective Public Works. In 2014 she set up Company Drinks, an ongoing artwork in the shape of a community drinks enterprise.

Culture is a Verb is the first architectural commission for Kathrin Böhm, where her ideas for co-mmoning, co-working, co-making and co-using can be explored in one place. It is both retrospective and pro-spective, bringing together her interests in connecting and creating economies - of localism, food production, co-working and sharing. 


Fraser muggeridge

Fraser Muggeridge collaborated with students from the The Priory Pembroke Academy and Lincoln College to develop the graphic identity for the programme.

Fraser Muggeridge founded and is a tutor at Typography Summer School, a programme of typographic study for graduates and professionals, in London and New York. He is a visiting lecturer at The University of Reading and Camberwell College of Art. Fraser Muggeridge Studio prioritises artists’ and writers’ content allowing images and texts to sustain intent and impact. Typographic form and letter form plays a key role in every project.


bridget smith

Bridget Smith is an artist working with still and moving images on projects which address our struggle to feel connected: within society, the landscape and the wider universe. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery in London.

For Mansions of the Future, Bridget Smith has made a series of posters, billboards and hoardings featuring commissioned visionary statements from invited artists, writers, musicians, playwrights and filmmakers - all inspired by 18th century visionary Emanuel Swedenborg’s outlook on power and spirituality.


Ayisha de lanerolle

Ayisha de Lanerolle, is Mansions of the Future's Director of Fundamental Questions. She has been looking across the city for those questions that the people of Lincoln feel moved to ask and can explore together.

Ayisha de Lanerolle specialises in using philosophical inquiry for the arts, education and cultural sectors. Her company, Conversation Agency, aims to provide the opportunity for young and old to engage with big ideas in a stimulating joyful, playful and creative way.


Bonnie wright

Bonnie Wright is a is an actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. She is best known for playing the role of Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series. Subsequent acting roles include The Sea with Charlotte Rampling, After the Dark with James D’Arcy and The Highway is for Gamblers, directed by Alexandra McGuinness. She founded her production company, Bon Bon Lumiere, in 2012.

Bonnie Wright's most recent film, Medusa’s Ankles, premiered uniquely as a free public installation in a Lincoln hair salon on Sincil Street. Medusa's Ankles is an adaptation of Man Booker prize winning author A S Byatt's short story inspired by Matisse’s Rosy Nude.


ben poole

Ben Poole, actor, director and producer, is renowned for his series of musical theatre productions which have been presented in Lincoln Cathedral to critical acclaim. He has pioneered in participatory theatre, adapting musical works to enable amateur actors to participate in technically excellent, immersive productions which dissolve the line between audience and performers. His theatre company ATWAS (‘All the World’s a Stage’) in association with Starring Lincoln Theatre Company will collaborate with Steven Berkoff to present ‘Ritual in Blood.’


steven BERkOFF

Acclaimed actor, playwright, author and director Steven Berkoff, will direct the first play he authored, Ritual in Blood, in collaboration with local producer Ben Poole. The play is set in Lincoln and will be performed by a cast of amateurs and students. Stephen Berkoff studied drama and mime in London and Paris before he entered a series of repertory companies, and in 1968 he formed the London Theatre Group. His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and languages.