Thirteen Way’s conceived of Mansions of the Future, as a 3-year programme of commissions exploring power and democracy within the City of Lincoln.  They envisage Mansions of the Future will inspire a new model of creating shared culture within a city combining exemplary practice in socially engaged art with the development of an extraordinary partnership of city agencies and organisations. 

The programme title Mansions of the Future references The Difference, a 2015 project in Lincoln by artist Ruth Ewan curated by Gymnasium Projects. Taking its cue from Lincoln’s historic connections with the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest and working with The Meadows Primary School young people articulated their own demands of their world. Through collaborative writing & drawing exercises they imagined places they want to see & laws they want to live by. In thinking about an ideal place one young person proposed that “We will share the mansions of the future".

Thirteen Ways is a creative agency, based in Lincoln and London, that believes in the value of culture to enhance public and private lives. Thirteen Ways expertise in creativity, design, audience development and digital culture is crucial to our projects. 

We bring together the local and the international, to develop cultural programmes and strategies which shift perceptions of place, develop cultural infrastructure and offer meaningful art experiences in our everyday lives.