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EP 17 | Ahmad Hakym - What Is It Really Like To Be An Architect?

By Derek Toh

“Most of us have an artsy side that we have not discovered yet. I was really timid to show my drawings to my father when I was younger because my father is an architect and he was also a cartoonist in the 80s.” - Ahmad Hakym In this podcast episode, Hakym shares personal stories such as his motivations in architecture, how Hakym’s upbringing influences his love for art and more. Hakym talks about KL Sketchnation and gives advice to fresh graduates who aspire to be an architect. He shares the importance of community building and advice for people who are interested in organizing their own collective. To check out KL Sketchnation as mentioned in the podcast, here is the link:www.klsketchnation.comhttps://www.instagram.com/klsketchnation/ Ahmad Hakym (@kymioflario) or better known as Kymio in the art industry is an architect by profession and currently pursuing his doctoral study in architecture, relating to cognitive psychology and the act of sketching in a built environment. He is the founder and director of KL Sketchnation in 2014, a non-profit NGO that runs sketching activities around Kuala Lumpur to promote sketching as a means of communication. His works revolve around travelling urban sketching and recordings of time and places.  If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show. Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektohFollow Hello Mentor!: http://wobbjobs.com/hellomentor

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