CPID Talks: Ridhi D’Cruz: Place-Based Empowerment
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, February 8, 2019 - 1:00pm
CPID Talks: 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.

The CPID talks are aimed at fostering a dialogue about interesting work being done that is relevant to the public interest design field by inviting speakers from a wide variety of disciplines to share their work and thoughts in an informal setting. These talks are open to the public and held in the CPID office in the School of Architecture at PSU (Shattuck Hall 217). Following the talk, attendees are invited to participate in a discussion on the work.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 12 noon
Center for Public Interest Design
Shattuck Hall 217
SW Broadway & Hall Street
Portland State University 


Free and open to the public.