1. FRONT OF HOUSE
The yard between pavement and front door is furnished with a permanent outdoor bench, temporary roof and large billboards to announce what is happening inside.
The first room has been turned into a large yellow ramp, which runs wall-to-wall. It bridges the two buildings and sets up a playful landscape permitting access. A room size map, with Lincoln as its focus, is used to identify and tag a range of local cultures and trans-local connections
The different economies and transactions involved in enabling and maintaining the Mansions of the Future are listed and diagrammed across the lobby walls. Sponsorship sits next to barter, free time next to cash.
4. READING ROOM
An informal library is co-designed by and shared with the Lincoln based art collective General Practice.
A room for presenting artworks and / or research which help to underpin the programme and current season of activity.
6. PANTRY and 7. KITCHEN
The former bank safe makes for the perfect public pantry. Visitors are welcome to use the kitchen to make themselves a cup of tea or to create a delicious communal lunch to share.
8. MEETING ROOM
A multifunctional space for meetings and workshops, equipped with a large table, chairs, display shelves and sky-like prints.
9. COMMONS ROOM
A multipurpose social space with a ceiling mounted projector, tables on wheels and families of chairs purchased from coproductions elsewhere.