During the student year out, in March 2014 a group of architecture students lead by HAKYM AHMAD from the qed Atelier, a student from the Manchester School of Architecture has founded a group community group of sketching enthusiast based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and named it ‘Kuala Lumpur Sketch Nation’ or KL SKECTHNATION. This group was formed to host events and activities that brings a manifesto of celebrating the act of ‘sketching’ as an important tool in creative environment towards building a better nation that are more sensitive to their surrounding. The activities involve mainly on urban sketching and celebrate communal events in local level.
The group is solely voluntary based where most of the committee members who runs the group mostly come from art based profession and art based students. There are about 20 active committee members that take turns to manage events fortnightly. Most of the events are collaborative with other local independent societies as well as the local council. The group builds up their reputation through local events where KLsketchnation held activities in bigger events as part of the main events tentatives.
KLsketchnation started off as just a community of sketching enthusiasts in Kuala Lumpur then evolved to an art movement after the group was of cially registered as a company with the co-founder Syukri Shairi and turn KLSketchnation to a social entrepreneur that aims to spread the vibes of sketching and arts to the society.