Shared Lung

SHARED LUNG . . Kolkata, September 2005

(sustainability is a uniform issue)

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Tram conductors of Calcutta Tramways Company were invited to wear a change of uniform for one day in September 2005. "Shared lung' is an ongoing project exploring sustainability as a uniform issue.

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shared with Tollygunge tram conductor

"Tramways staff turn out in blue for a green cause...It was a rare departure from tradition and a welcome one at that. ... unprecedented gusto with which the conductors took to the change .."
- The Times of India, Saturday 10 September 2005

Worn on chests throughout the city, the 'shared lung' celebrated the live connection of tramways workers to their city, and marked an ongoing connection between the cities of Kolkata and Melbourne sharing sustainable transport options. By wearing the ‘shared lung’, tramways workers brought a change to routine travel habits and initiated a day of delight and debate throughout the city. The blue shirts can still be seen worn by trammies, and the cries of 'phus-phus bondhu!' (lung friendship!) live on.

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shared with Kalighat tram depot conductors

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shared with Kalighat tram depot conductors

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shared between 'twin trammies' Roberto D'Andrea & Prabir Kumar Goswami #

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shared with Tollygunge tram depot conductors #

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shared with Tollygunge tram depot conductors #

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shared with Tollygunge tram depot conductors #

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shared with Tollygunge tram depot conductors
(#photos: Swaroop Majumder)

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with tram conductors and passengers of Kolkata

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shared with Shri Subhas Chakraborty, Gov't of West Bengal Minister of Transport

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shared with Shri Radjeo Goalo, Chairman of Calcutta Tramways Company

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shared with Calcutta Tramways Company workers and public at Esplanade tram terminus at the public launch of the tramjatra book

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shared with children of the education support program at Tommorrow’s Foundation, a Kolkata NGO who works with children from the red-light area of Kalighat, making 225 shared lung shirts

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shared with Rajdeo Goala, Chairman of Calcutta Tramways Company

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shared with Prajay Dasgupta, Calcutta Tramways Workers & Employees Union, CPI(M)

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shared with Sanjay Mitra and Neal Haslem

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shared between Roberto D’Andrea & Mick Douglas

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shared lung, painting, Mick Douglas 2002

Posted by tramtactic at October 11, 2005 04:52 PM