This Spring, I finished the draft of my first poetry chapbook, "Submersion", which I have submitted to several chapbook presses and contests (currently awaiting responses). I recently submitted the chapbook to a consultation with poet Amelia Martens, and have edited the text again in light of her comments. If you are an editor and would like to take a look at the poems, please get in touch.


Since 2019, I have been conducting a project on  large infrastructure and urban planning projects and democracy  for La Fabrique de la Cité. The final report was just published. Read it here (in French).

From September 2020 through January 2021, I am organizing La Fabrique de la Cité's first short story contest, on mid-sized French cities ("La France des villes moyennes"). More information here (in French). 

The first session of the  Global Governance Futures 2035 Fellowship  Program took place in October. Our work will continue in January 2021. More information on the program here.

Vija Celmins