The Foster Words Project
Invitation: WILL YOU “DONATE” A WORD for me to “foster”?
I invite you to please share your visions, imaginings, wishes, trepidations, fears as we anticipate and construct whatever our shared future on earth will be.
Will you please “donate” a word, regarding futurity:
a word of importance to yourself, to your clan, to your household?
Please forward your word to me, as follows:
It will be my privilege to, then “foster” your words.
To “FOSTER” your Word(s)?
- To foster your words, I will post these regularly on my website: Donated Words: A Living Gallery as a provisional archive as we imagine encounters with “futurity." A complete list of “donated” words will be posted anonymously (your privacy will be
- I will then deliver the words into the Apothecary of Provisional Linguistic Futurities where it will share its biography (a.k.a. its etymology) with our Language Nurses.
- A selection of “Donated” words will later be selected through a magical aleatory process, and will comprise a new poetics manuscript based in meditations on the etymologies of our important words: part-bestiary, part dictionary, part archive, part cryptozoology.
Will you “FOSTER” a Word?
- Be welcome to import this poetic meditation into your lives and work - I am only its Curator.
- Engagements and adaptations of this meditation are welcome - for example, I have been invited to develop (and hopefully co-develop) tactics in terms of home-schooling, pedagogy, writing.
- Please note: in 2021, I will begin to post provisional curricula and feedback, towards multiple, unowned engagements with “FOSTERING” your/our words."
"FOSTER" – etymology:
From Old English (fostrian): to feed, to nourish (fostor = food, bringing up)
c. 1200: to bring up a child with parental care
c. 1300: to nurture (things)
c. 1560: to nurture (feelings, ideas)
Old English: an adjective, to nurture within the same family but not related