[ p l a c e ] m a k e s

the creative pulse of cities


Exploring the intersection of culture and creativity, we share stories of the people and spaces that shape a place. We believe in the power of creativity to transform, to inspire, and to create the most meaningful human experiences.



We are proud to have readers in 65+ countries. We're always looking for contributors, ideas for new cities, and people/spaces to feature. .

Creativity consulting

We are available on a project basis to support creative growth in organizations and cities.

Workshops & Speaking Engagements

We are experienced workshop facilitators and love sharing [Place] Makes insights with a global audience

For questions please be in touch at hello@placemakes.com

Meet the founders


Alice and Scot Krenitski are co-founders of Place Makes, a organization that explores the intersection of creativity, collaboration, and place making.

Alice is part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design and has worked in the past a strategic consultant and service designer for Globant and Catapult Design. She has a MSc in Strategic Design from Parsons, and a BS from Vanderbilt University. Prior to co-founding Place Makes, Scott worked as a digital strategist at Google, in creative business development at Tongal, and as Head of Business Development for Silicon Valley start-up Standard Cyborg. He has a MSc from the University of Oxford in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and a BS from Vanderbilt University.

Between them, Alice + Scott have worked on projects ranging from ethnomusicology research in Rwanda, service design in Mexico and South Africa, and product strategy in San Francisco and Uganda. In their free time Scott is a touring musician and Alice is likely found doodling at a cafe.