Lucille Merisio
Women Make The City


Un-commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
Women Make The City is a personal creative project, with the aim to comment and challenge political and social ideologies that I feel require a response. Although the social inclusion of women has undeniably improved in the UK, it is not enough. I designed this project to enforce women’s significance and the necessity of intersectional inclusion in the discussion of women’s equal rights.

How was the illustration used:
The project has been used within my personal portfolio. However, due to the message behind it, I aim for it to be utilized in supporting relevant charities and organizations. These include conversations on selling work to promote and raise funds for organizations such as London based women’s charity, Vavengers focussing on the abolishment of Female Genital Mutilation and refuge for its victims.

How did you make this work:
The project was created using a layered process. I hand drew the main body and elements of the illustrations, these individual drawings were then scanned in order to add detail digitally. Then photoshop allowed me to develop shading, reality and colour of the illustrations. A selection of the pieces are also layered on my own photographic work and collaged in order to deliver more context.

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Brighton School Of Architecture
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Lucille is Part 1 Architect and Illustrator. After her studies at the Brighton School Of Architecture, she has pursued her passion for illustration through her architectural work and personal creative endeavours. As a young woman in today's climate, Lucille aims to utilize visual arts and design to comment and challenge political and social ideas, as a method to aid and discuss significant issues.