Thomas Forget is an Associate Professor of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches design, history, and theory. His research is rooted in the public realm of the city, specifically transportation infrastructure, high-density housing, and venues of media reception. The ways in which media both catalyze and hinder the agency of the public in the city is a particular interest. His practice, Ciotat Studio, is based in New York City and includes work at multiple scales, from installation design to urban design, and includes cinematic projects that address his teaching and research interests. His work on media and publicity is often collaborative and includes projects and texts co-authored by artists, philosophers, as well as other designers and historians.