Richard Ek is a human geographer and Associate Professor at the Department of Service Management and Service Studies of Lund University, Sweden. His main research interests include tourism, social sustainability and geopolitics. His main analytical focus is on how power takes spatial shapes, how the spatial shapes power and how power is distributed geographically. He has edited several books (in Swedish) on place branding, regional geography and social sustainability. Nils Johansson is a Researcher at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He takes an interest in the meeting point between materiality, technology and humans, with his current research focusing on how waste relates to institutions, how risk is addressed in a circular economy, and discourses for circulation. He has also written extensively on the becoming of resources, by uncovering the role of political support in the construction of mining and recycling practices.