“It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what descriptions describe descriptions, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories.”
– Donna J. Haraway


What would we hold on to in 50 years? What sticks with us, what shifts, what breaks in our ways of making sense of the world 50 years from now?

This glossary is a time capsule designed to invent, retrieve, and mash up ancient-emerging ways of living, relating, sensing that can usher in meaning-makings for desirable, and plausible, futures. It is a portal to explore a world in which transfeminism is the foundational concept for the organisation of society. The journey starts with asking: what could a world be if it were led by feminist transformations?

We embarked on a trip to find the liminal and generative spaces, tools, concepts that can shift current perspectives to make transfeminist futures happen. In this we enquire: what are the words, concepts, and languages that we would need to rethink and reframe to reinhabit our times together?

Ergo, this spellbook gathers threads of the time capsule we journeyed on in allyship. To re-imagine words in the fringes of an exhausted and extractive world. To give sense to the lived experience of the present that we want to build on, shake out & form anew. It is a dialogue between time tenses, a recollection of legacy and memory, of lived practice, and fabled possibilities. Moving from urgency to insurgency because at times, there’s no temporality to what “timely manner” is, the same way a ticking clock is no more than time timing. But, if we go uptempo, time flies

WHEN: Written online and offline (in a Greek island) during June and July 2023
WHO: Feministization of Politics collective (FoP) & friends: Claudia Delso, Teresa Machado, Ivan March, Ana Méndez de Andés, Angela María Osorio Mendez, Natalija Simović, Rosa Schioppa, Maria Francesca De Tullio, Manuela Zechner, Antonia Zilianaiou,Anja Zlatovic, Irene Zugasti
EDITION: Liz Mason-Deese
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Berenice Zambrano bzambrano.studio
WITH THE SUPPORT OF: European Municipalist Network, FundAction & VillaM