One day, in a giant treehouse in Regent’s Park, after a nine-year hiatus, Steve once again found himself sitting next to Dougald Hine. Over the preceding decade, he had written a PhD on how cultures grow, live and die, had learnt several alarming truths about ecosystems, fossil fuels and global capitalism, and had spent an inordinate amount of time walking in circles and rolling around on the floor.
He quickly recognised The Dark Mountain Project as an environment in which these attributes – which had hitherto garnered only opprobrium or bemusement – might be welcome, and has been involved ever since.
Steve speaks, peforms and runs self-rewilding workshops at Dark Mountain events, is a founder member of the Mearcstapa collective, and has contributed words to several volumes of the Dark Mountain Journal. He sometimes writes things at steelweaver.tumblr.com and as @steel_weaver, and, in his spare time, he is an acupuncturist, bodyworker and health consultant at www.whiteoakhealth.co.uk, @WhiteOakHealth. He can mostly be found in Southern England, often up a tree.