call for chapters



We invite authors to submit a proposal which will be peer-reviewed and if successful then a chapter for the internationally edited volume called DESIGN IN ACTION Reflections on Social and Inclusive practices. This edited volume will create links between research and creative design practices in a post-pandemic era through cross-disciplinarily, communication and philosophies of current and future design inclusion. It will incorporate writings by individuals who develop leading creative practice as well as theory-based research that enhances the interactions across numerous disciplines through a series of chapters.

Keywords: Design, Diversity, Inclusivity, Practice-research, social design, Creative industries, Interdisciplinarity, Architecture, Anthropology, Urban spaces

Publication Objectives

  • to introduce new forms of practice research in the area of inclusive design, and social design in action
  • to introduce interdisciplinary links and crossovers from a wide range of authors 
  • to provide new concepts/ideas of practice research and how it can amalgamate with current and future cultural, political and social innovations/challenges
  • to reflect on how existing design processes and/ or products influence the post-pandemic society we live in. 

With its specific focus on multidisciplinary design philosophies, the proposed book would be of interest to educators, scholars, students and practitioners situated not only in the Art and Design sector but also beyond it. This would be very much in keeping with the rapid changes in creative practices in a wide range of disciplines, providing opportunities for multidisciplinary and multicultural collaborations.

  • Length of the book: 60000 words
  • Publisher: INTELLECT

Submission Details

  • Chapter length 4000-4500 words
  • You can also propose up to 4 images (copyright details link below)

For more information please visit Intellect’s guidance for Authors and Editors at


Authors are invited to submit an abstracts (max 300 words) and list of references by November 30, 2022 January 3, 2022.

The proposals’ submission is now closed. If you are an author and your proposal has been accepted, please follow the link below to submit the full chapter:


Submission Road Map

  • 30 November 2022  EXTENDED to 3 January 2023: deadline for proposals (300 words + references)
  • 15 January 2023: End of proposals’ peer review process and email of acceptances sent to potential contributors/authors
  • 10 March 2023 EXTENDED to 28 March 2023: Full Chapter Submission
  • 28 March 2023 25 April 2023: Ending of full chapters’ peer review process and feedback to authors
  • 15 May 2023: Final chapter submission for publication
  • June 2023: Final book manuscript

About the book editor

Professor Anastasios Maragiannis, PhD, FRSA, PFHEA, is the Head of School of Design at the University of Greenwich, leading areas of Architecture, Design Anthropology, Media, Landscape and Urbanism; a Professor of Inclusive Design and Governor of the University of Greenwich Board of Governors, with significant Inter/National experience of Design, Architecture and Creative Arts.
By combining design diversity, and design Inclusion, Anastasios helps Institutions, academics, students, and creative industries become inclusive, human-focused, spatially efficient, and sustainable. With more than 20 years of experience working with governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations worldwide to ensure inclusive methods and equitable quality spaces for all. This includes organisations ranging from the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the Cyprus High Commission, the Greek Forum for Refugees, the World Design Organization, to the International Institute for Information Design (UNESCO partner organisation where he was awarded for his research).
In addition, Anastasios was one of the five WDO and International Space Station (ISS) design leaders for the ‘Design in Space for Life on Earth” project.

For more information please contact Prof Anastasios Maragiannis