Dr Ed Brookes

Ed Brookes

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

I am a Cultural Geographer currently on an ESRC White Rose Fellowship at the University of Hull.

My current research explores socially engaged art in Hull and its impact on urban and environmental liveability. https://www.hull.ac.uk/research/institutes/eei/arts-heritage-and-liveability

I am also part of the Risky Cities Project.

https://riskycities.hull.ac.uk/about/

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Learning from arts and humanities approaches for building climate resilience in the UK

Brookes, E., McDonagh, B., Wagner, C., Ashton, J., Harvey-Fishenden, A., Kennedy-Asser, A., …Smith, K. (2023). Learning from arts and humanities approaches for building climate resilience in the UK. In S. Dessai, K. Lonsdale, J. Lowe, & R. Harcourt (Eds.), Quantifying Climate Risk and Building Resilience in the UK (75-89). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-39729-5_6

Digital Artefact

Wet Feet Warm Hearts Strong Places: a community created zine about flood resilience in Hull

Smith, K., Brookes, E., McDonagh, B., Chamberlain, J., Hughes, G., & Dorton, L. (2023). Wet Feet Warm Hearts Strong Places: a community created zine about flood resilience in Hull. [pdf]

Journal Article

Plague Markings: Doors and Disease

Brookes, E. (2023). Plague Markings: Doors and Disease. Cultural History, 12(2), 145-167. https://doi.org/10.3366/cult.2023.0285

Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience

McDonagh, B., Brookes, E., Smith, K., Worthen, H., Coulthard, T., Hughes, G., …Chamberlain, J. (2023). Learning histories, participatory methods and creative engagement for climate resilience. Journal of Historical Geography, 82, 91-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2023.09.002

Robin Hood Gardens: The Aesthetic Politics of Listed Buildings

Brookes, E. (2023). Robin Hood Gardens: The Aesthetic Politics of Listed Buildings. Planning Theory & Practice, 24(3), 391-393. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2023.2230046

Research interests

I have a wide range of research interests which include:

- The role of socially engaged and participatory art in addressing social and environmental issues in urban spaces.

- How art and history can contribute to climate adaptation and build community flood and climate resilience.

- The aesthetic politics of regeneration and planning.

- The social and cultural politics of different architectural spaces - including doors, corridors and domes.

Broad themes:

Architecture, Art, Urban/Cultural Geography, Community Engagement, Home, Contemporary Archaeology, Liminality, Precarity, Space, Place, Climate Resilience, Gentrification, Participatory Art, Adaptation Policy, Cultural Policy.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

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Project

Arts, Heritage and Liveability: Assessing the effectiveness of community arts and heritage initiatives in Kingston Upon Hull to build urban liveability in precarious places

Funder

ESRC Economic & Social Research Council

Grant

£96,611.00

Started

1 January 2023

Status

Complete

Project

NERC Discipline Hopping: Arts, Culture, Community and Climate Resilience: A Creative Policy Workshop  

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£10,323.00

Started

1 December 2022

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

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Started

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HIKE: Risky Cities KE fellowship

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£49,540.00

Started

1 January 2024

Status

Ongoing

Project

HIKE: The Water Cultures Hull-Utrecht Symposium: Living with Risk, Learning through Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£2,271.00

Started

9 August 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Risky Cities: Living with water in an uncertain future climate

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£333,903.00

Started

1 August 2020

Status

Complete

Project

NERC Discipline Hopping: Pursuing a Climate Resilient AND Net Zero Future

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£4,000.00

Started

1 March 2022

Status

Complete

Project

NERC Discipline Hopping: Risky Cities Digital Twin

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£11,010.00

Started

1 January 2023

Status

Complete

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