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Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Burning Bush aimed to explore the relationship between “the poetic” and the “the political” in relation to particular ‘brightfield sites’ – places that surprise and stimulate new visions and create solidarities within communities. 

The project arose from the Belief and conflict in the UK series of salons that took place  October - November 2014 and January 2015. The three evenings drew together artists, academics, activists and commentators to consider the role of art in exploring the relationship between belief and conflict in the UK.

The project aimed to create an online space to provoke and collate diverse responses to ‘brightfield’ sites and to curate a programme of interactive events including audio tours of these sites of meaning.


Belief and conflict in the UK was a collaboration between King's College London and 3FF (Three Faiths Forum).  It was supported by the university's Culture team.

Project Team

The academic lead for this project is  Professor Ben Quash, Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

Ansuman Biswas, Artist
Ansuman Biswas is an interdisciplinary artist with international experience including designing underwater sculptures for the Red Sea and projects that have taken him across India and the Gobi Desert. His main interests are religion, science and the concept of work. His work often examines borders.

William Taylor, Priest
William Taylor is a Church of England clergyman. He is the first Labour councillor to serve in the City of London. William read English at Oxford before training for Ordination at Westcott House and King’s College, Cambridge. Whilst researching at the Princeton Theological Seminary he helped to develop the practise of Scriptural Reasoning. This is based on the study of sacred texts between members of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths. He has also written for the Guardian.

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