As the perennially frozen section of soil, known as permafrost, melts the ground shifts and buckles, causing trees to tilt at awkward angles. As though staggering across the landscape the phenomenon has come to be referred to as ‘drunken trees’. With apparent links to climate change it is perhaps a suitable metaphor for the culminating pool of contemporary crises as foundations of an ailing system dissolve. Hence the ‘Drunk Tree’.


This website will draw on inquiring minds, and the relational tools acquired through a PhD in Political Science and Sociology, to make explicit the societal and systemic nature of contemporary grievances and issues. It will look to the foundations for to situate the emergence of society’s drunken trees.


Note: Walter Stephenson (main contributor) is a pen name.