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Taking a Stand for Ukraine

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The Service Design Network is bringing together the biggest names in the world of design to Take a Stand with Ukraine. This virtual 90min conference is a show of the design community's solidarity with the people of Ukraine. 

More importantly, it raises money for World Central Kitchen, a charity that's delivering vital relief as the Ukrainian conflict continues. 

This event will explore the role of design in times of war and humanitarian crisis.  Speakers will look at the roles that design currently plays, and explore roles that design could, and should play in addressing crises and shaping positive futures. 


  • Oleg Koss (Founder of Lanka. CX & Service Design Network Ukraine Co-founder)
  • Alice Rawsthorn (Author of "Design as an Attitude" & Co-Founder of Design Emergency)
  • Don Norman (Founding Director at The University of California, Design Lab)
  • Leyla Acaroglu (Founder and Chief Disrupter at The UnSchool of Disruptive Design)
  • Bruce Mau (CEO & Co-Founder at Massive Change Network)
  • Justin Maguire (Chief Design officer Salesforce) 

Show your support by attending and spreading the word within your network. 

All funds will go directly to World Central Kitchen’s initiative “Chefs for Ukraine”. This money will help WCKs to support families sheltering in Ukraine as well as Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries. 


The Service Design Network is a global non-profit organization dedicated to collaboratively and creatively building a livable future on this planet. 


  • The event registration fee is only $10 but we strongly encourage you to donate more and to ask your company to sponsor the event!
  • Donations from $500 will be published on the donation wall of the SDN website and the Humanitix event sponsors wall. Take a stand within your organisation, and register today!

Please share this event with your network.


    our design book auction:

    We've had some fantastic donations that mean that you can do well and do good at the same time.  All auction funds go to World Central Kitchen. Beat your friends to:

    • One pre-release signed copy of  Rawsthorn and Antonelli's Design Emergency.
    • A unique - not available in retail - signed copy of Prof Mager's The Future of Service Design
    • A unique signed copy of Orchestrating Services by Quattlebaum and Risdon.
    • MASSIVE design book bundle from Phaidon worth $500..... starting at $50...  It's a steal!

    Click here to bid. The winning bidders will be announced on the SDN Taking a Stand for Ukraine global mailing... Good luck!

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