Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees
One of My Kind (OOMK) is a collaborative publishing practice led by Rose Nordin, Sofia Niazi and Heiba Lamara. In 2016 they teamed up with Kuala Lumpur based Odd One Out Magazine to research independent publishing practices in Malaysia. The publication, A Study of Publishing Practices in Malaysia: KL, Penang and Ipoh, brings together interviews with the many artists, magazine makers and galleries at the forefront of self publishing in Malaysia, as well as scans of publications and reflections on publishing practices outside of London. For this event, OOMK's Rose Nordin, an independent graphic designer, discussed the publication and wider body of research, followed by a live link up with Kerol Izwan from Kuala Lumpur-based Musotrees, one of only two magazines published in Malaysia with international distribution. Rose and Kerol discussed the artist publishing scene, opportunities for production and routes to publishing in Malaysia, where there are few art schools, limited printers and scant infrastructure for distribution.