“In wastelands we see the belligerent disruption of the natural course of events either through a disaster or the gradual wasting that effaces the luster of progress. The temporal dimensions are often geologic in their scale. The growth of a landfill forms layers and epochs, and its future can seem limitless. When the deposition on landfills stops, and they are capped for indeterminate afterlives, the wasteland becomes a sublimated and buried history.
Fenced and removed from the center of daily life, many waste sites, in a sense, exist out of time.”
– Matthew Potteiger and Jamie Purinton, Landscape Narratives : Design Practices for Telling Stories. p. 216