“Across from Sunset Terrace sits the Piazza Italia, a public plaza with broken lights, a water fountain that doesn’t work, and an empty pedestal where a statue of Columbus once stood. The plaza looks over the rail yard and industrial lots below, a place called Skwachàys in the Squamish language. Waste Lands is a project that investigates this space, once a tidal zone where the Pacific ocean washed right up to Clark Drive, recently rebranded as The Flats, “Vancouver’s hottest art district,” a place that contests any closed notions of public and private land, trespassers and landlords, or Indigenous land and “settled” cities.”