The latest Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy figures on library closures are dire. In the past five years, 343 have gone. Librarian numbers are down by a quarter, with 8,000 jobs lost. Public usage has fallen by 16%. This project aims to raise awareness of the dramatic drop in the use of libraries and the importance of libraries in our communities while celebrating the cultural background of Vauxhall. Both books and railways maps are slowly but noticeably decreasing in use which led to less craftsmanship in producing these types of informative media. The Vokzal Library will have a set of programs which will together mix both ancient and contemporary way of printing railways maps for people to discover the tactile joy of craftsmanship. Furthermore, this library’goal is repurposing an urban strategy of the area to give back to the public space to the community.
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