A collection of over 1.000 answers and artifacts, aswell as over 1,000 conversations captured on film and video, in which creative people from a wide range of disciplines answer the questions, such as “Why are you creative?”, “Why are you not creative?”, or “Can Creativity save the world?”.

Hermann Vaske
Steven Spielberg, David Lynch, Christoph Schlingensief, Terry Gilliam, Abel Ferrara, Wim Wenders, David Bowie, Björk, Iggy Pop, Blixa Bargeld, Dieter Meier, Nick Cave, Bono, Günter Grass, Umberto Eco, Michel Houellebecq, Sputniko! Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, David Hockney, Lu Yang, Jonathan Meese, Georg Baselitz, Julian Schnabel, Tobias Rehberger, Neo Rauch and Rosemarie Trockel, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Cate Blanchette, Angelina Jolie, Isabella Rossellini, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tilda Swinton,Willem Dafoe, Dennis Hopper, Harvey Keitel, Sean Penn, Stephen Hawking, Wolf Singer, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Gehry, Luisa Neubauer, Pussy Piot, Slavoj Zizek, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama.
All contributors have created an artifact
for the project, some very personal, others bizarre.

Film Trilogy

The World Creativity Project is the basis of the Creativity Trilogy of 3 feature length films: Why Are We Creative, Why Are We Not Creative and Can Creativity Save the World. Why Are We Creative premiered at the Venice Film Festival in the presence of renowned artist Marina Abramovic who came to Venice to support the project.

The films were shown in almost every country in the world and at other prestigious film festivals like Festival de Cannes, Palm Springs International Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival in London, Filmfest Munich, Shanghai International Film Festival and Warsaw International Film Festival.
Film trilogy
The Dialectic of creativity
Why are we creative?
“In these times of crisis Vaske’s search of creativity acquires a new and more urgent relevance.”
"Anyone who doesn’t leave the exhibition with a smile on their face, isn`t the sort of person you want to brainstorm with."
"A project that dares to ask the crucial question."
You really don‘t have an excuse for not being creative after watching these films.
"A great film, a great book."
Triptych: The dialectic of creativity
Leading artists of the world creativity project
Selected Awards
2024 Nomination
SXSW Innovation Award
Recognition Award
Cannes Festival of Creativity
Grimme Award
Cinema For Peace Award
„Most Valuable Documentary“
Hessian Film Award
2019 Winner