LouJane Alasi

Board Director at Newcastle Creates - Opportunity

Loujane Alasi (She/Her) graduated from Newcastle University in 2020 with a Masters in Media and Journalism, she also has an Architectural Technology Bachelors degree degree from Northumbria University.

Loujane is a multidisciplinary professional who has experience working in the built environment, non-profit and media sectors.

During her time at university, Loujane was the Education Coordinator for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technology Northern Aspiration group. Her role entailed collaborating with local schools to raise the profile of the profession and the institute as well as to widen participation and access. In her final year, Loujane was awarded the FaulknerBrowns Technical Excellence Student Award.

As the Media Communications Officer for local charity Success4All, Loujane has helped land national and regional press and strengthened their online presence.

When she’s not working, Loujane enjoys participating in sports, street photography and travelling. She’s passionate about tackling inequality and increasing the visibility and representation of Muslim women.

Loujane joined the Board at Newcastle Creates to champion the theme of opportunity. From her lived and professional experience she knows many young people don’t feel seen or heard within the culture space in Newcastle and aren’t aware of opportunities that exist.

She is passionate about encouraging the sector to express a more diverse picture of identity, heritage and impact. She wants to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience and participate in cultural activities without feeling like they’re an imposter.

“Our city is going through an extremely difficult time and our young people have had it hardest. It started with Covid-19 and has now transpired into a grim cost-of-living crisis, an epidemic in itself.

Creativity and culture can be the light that guides us out of it stronger than when we first started. Whether it’s uniting communities that were previously pitted against one another or developing skills for the future, the cultural sector can play a powerful role. As Newcastle strives to be an internationally recognised city, we must also prepare our young people for that future.”