[ 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. .

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 + Scott Krenitski are co-founders of Place Makes. Alice expresses creativity in the form of visuals, ideas, and experiences. She  is part-time faculty at Parsons School of Design and works as a strategic consultant and service designer. She has a MSc in Strategic Design from Parsons, and a BS from Vanderbilt University. Scott is a touring musical and digital media strategist. His experience ranges from a digital strategist at Google, to creative business development at Tongal, and to 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.