Thomas Forget

Architecture
Associate Professor, Architecture
Storrs 226
704-687-0116

Faculty Research Connections Profile

My creative practice (Ciotat Studio) is based in New York City and consists primarily of architectural design and media production: single-family houses that include quasi-public event spaces; videos that analyze the city through experimental methods of abstraction; media installations embedded into urban spaces; and critical essays on the built environment in multimedia and written formats. My primary teaching focus is foundation-level pedagogy. A recent and ongoing curricular initiative involves the integration of line drawing, video-making, and writing within an undergraduate first-year design laboratory, which strives to prepare students for the rigors of contemporary practice by privileging habits of knowledge-building over rote skill-learning. My research seminars focus on topics relating to the city, in particular public space, media, and their overlap: public transportation; housing; vernacular fabrics; media depictions of the city; and venues of media consumption. Stemming from my book, The Construction of Drawings and Movies (Routledge, 2013), analytical geometry and the historical reciprocity between cinema and the modern city are special interests that steer both my creative work and my teaching.

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