Götz Stöckmann is a Städelschule Architecture Class alumni (1981) and studied with professor Günter Bock. He graduated with honours from the Architectural Association in London and practices as an architect and artist with a transdisciplinary conceptual approach to his work. Since 1984 he has been in partnership with Gabriela Seifert in the group formalhaut. Their residential building living room in the medieval town of Gelnhausen has been widely published and exhibited - amongst other at the Venice Biennale - and was a finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Prize.
Stöckmann has taught and lectured at a number of universities in Germany and abroad. As artists, formalhaut engages with the question of space as fundamental topos, experimenting with vessels, tents and lightworks, much of which has been made for Australian landscapes and territories. A book trilogy titled "dim diary - the erosion of boundary" follows this artistic research. In his lecture he will present past and current work.
The Stiftung Lecture is hosted by the Städelschule Stiftung für Baukunst (The Städelschule Architecture Foundation (SSfB)) and is part of the SAC’s public lecture programme in the summer semester. The annual Stiftung Lecture sees alumni present their work and professional experiences since graduation.
The SSfB was established in 2001 by Günter Bock who ran the Architecture Class from 1972 to 1984. It achieves its statutory objective by means of prizes, publications and events: “The aim of the Foundation is to monitor, research and scientifically support the changing relationship between landscape, architecture, design and art by promoting education, art and culture at home and abroad.” The SSfB supports SAC since 2012 with the annual Günter Bock Prize which is awarded the best student in the first year of studies.