Thessa Lageman

Thessa Lageman

Thessa Lageman is a journalist, copywriter, photographer, and Arabist, based in the Netherlands. She has written for Al Jazeera, the BBC, The Age, and Middle East Eye, among others.

Architect's rendering of a futuristic small building with petal-like concrete walls.

Is the Revolution of 3D-Printed Building Getting Closer?

3D printing was expected to transform architecture and construction, but uptake has been slow. Could that be changing?

Kids inside a haagse hopje at the Jacob van Campen square, where they can borrow bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, and more.

One Tool for Equitable Play: A Warehouse of Shared Toys

In The Hague, borrowed bicycles, skateboards, and roller skates knit immigrant communities together.

The Crew Bringing Recycling to Tunis

Meet the volunteers working to curb the city’s teeming garbage problem.

How Street Art Took Off in the Suburbs of Tunis

Artists in and around Tunisia’s capital walk a fine line between self-expression and caution.

Can the Ancient Bathhouses of Tunis Survive?

It’s getting harder for the owners of hammams, or traditional bathhouses, to turn a profit. Activists hope to sustain an important part of Tunisian culture.