A resource is implicitly understood as having an a prioripotential to become valuable. This makes the making of resources – resourcification – an intriguing issue for interdisciplinary inquiry since, arguably, nothing is valuable in and of itself in any social system.
In some cases, there is an association between resourcification and sustainability. However, resourcification might also be interpreted as the reaction from a society that is unwilling or genuinely unable to engage in profound change in order to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene. The ASG brings together four faculties and one cross-faculty centre to problematize this dynamic by discussing the question: How do things become resources, and what are the implications of such resourcification?
Johan Hultman, professor
Department of Service Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University
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