Inspiring Creativity is a short film created by Liberatum featuring 21 creative minds across multiple disciplines and what inspires their work. Although the film interviews some of the most talented individuals in their fields, architect and designer Karim Rashid argues that everyone is naturally creative:

When I meet someone who is thirty or forty years old and ‘Oh, I’m so not creative. I can’t even draw a stick figure.’ I hear these remarks and I think to myself, ‘Well, what happened? Why is this the case?’

Children, for example, who have no past, no baggage, no pre associations, are all creative. The first thing a human being wants to do is create. The minute they have an opportunity to put something in their hand to make lines or draw or paint or break something or make a model – it’s in all of us. It really means that you could argue that the meaning of life is to create. We are all here to contribute and we are all creative.

Creativity isn’t about the end product, but the process of making it. As filmmaker Jonas Mekas states, “Why don’t you just paint, or make films, or sing, or play music. Forget creativity.”

Find out more about the film here.

  • Felipe

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Geri Seiberling

    I smiled all the way through. A message that is so worthwhile and affirming. Thanks for making it Karim Rashid!

  • Madeliene Rose

    I think when you start thinking of those ‘oughts’ and ‘shoulds’ then you start hurting your creative process…This is a great snippet!

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