Cruising Place: The Placemaking Practices of Men who Have Sex with Men is a reaction to a movement in our academic and professional practice towards the commodification of place, which reinforces existing repressive power structures at the expense of marginalized people and places. In an effort to counteract this and to expand our current placemaking discourse, this project focuses on the unsanctioned placemaking practices of men who have sex with men or MSM. This practice, known as “cruising” is the act of walking or driving in a public or semi-public place with the expectation of a casual sexual encounter with another person or people. To accomplish this, I am studying places where MSM cruise to gain a more comprehensive understanding of how MSM make and maintain place through cruising for sex.