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Oscar M. Caballero

Oscar M. Caballero is a Nicaraguan architect, researcher, and artist based in New York, navigating the nuances of migration and political exile through essays, visual art, poetry, photography, model making, mapping, mixed media, and activism. His body of work understands disobedience as a device for critically dissecting spatial realities and stimulating provocations to reimagine architecture through the unlearning and breaking of conventional power structures.

His research sheds light on Nicaragua’s socio-territorial context through studies that visualize and interrelate territorial violence, geopolitics, urban memory, queerness, street culture, and mediums of protest. His most recent publications include Columbia University’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), RevistaPatio (Latin GSAPP), RevistaUrbana (GSAPP), Managua Furiosa, MonumentLab, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, La Escuela.

Besides his independent work, he collaborates as a lead architectural designer and project manager with BonettiKozerski Architecture. Additionally, he is part of the non-profit design collective, Territorial Empathy, contributing to initiatives aimed at making a meaningful impact on underserved communities in New York. He further collaborates with Latin American art institutions such as The Americas Society and La_Escuela. Notably, Caballero serves as a research consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, focusing on the study of urban sprawl in Latin America. He has been invited multiple times as a design critic in GSAPP, NYIT, NJIT, and CUA.

Oscar received a Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Americana in Managua, Nicaragua, and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University GSAPP.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4106‑13 Spring 2024
Architecture Studio VI
Juan Herreros, Oscar M. Caballero
600 / 700 AVERY
0 Points