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Around a former socialist empty reservoir, landowners, real estate developers, displaced people, hopes, fantasies, wild and stray animals converged, creating an antagonistically articulated coexistence of wastelands and ‘wilderness.’ (Post)socialist ruins came into direct, sensuous contact with both nature and the fractured history of post-1990s Bucharest capitalism, enacting a twin infrastructural and ecological inversion.

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This page is a summary of: We Should Have Asked What Year We Were In! Wastelands and Wilderness in the Văcărești Park, Antipode, March 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/anti.12715.
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