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Ridhi D’Cruz: Place-Based Empowerment

The Center for Public Interest Design is pleased to welcome Ridhi D’Cruz, Co-Executive Director of City Repair, as speaker at CPID Talks on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  

Ridhi D’Cruz is a placemaking consultant, sociocultural anthropologist, and permaculture educator living in Portland. Ridhi will speak on creative placemaking as a catalyst for empowerment, exploring roles of power and privilege in that process. In her role as Co-Executive Director of The City Repair Project, a grassroots placemaking nonprofit, Ridhi has supported initiatives in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, capacity building, houseless advocacy, Native American allyship, and cultural sustainability. She is also a passionate herbalist, urban wildcrafter, natural building and participatory technology enthusiast, animal lover, and urban permaculture homesteader.