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As a placemaking consultant, sociocultural anthropologist, and permaculture educator living in Portland since 2010, Ridhi dedicates their life’s energy to deep relationship building through their work, scholarship and home life. They draw on the fields of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Cultural Sustainability, Social Permaculture, Placemaking and Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) to foster place-based empowerment within a varying spectrum of communities ranging from people facing housing insecurities locally to governmental agencies abroad. They also enthusiastically participate in life affirming practices involving urban wildcrafting, plant medicine, natural building and participatory technology. Ridhi is currently a co-Executive Director of a local grassroots placemaking nonprofit organization City Repair Project and a facilitator on topics of Power and Privilege with Oregon Humanities Conversation Project.

2018 Convergence Workshop: Place Justice with City Repair Project