Open Call: Programming Committee Spring/Summer 2019

Apply to be considered for the next programming committee at NAVEL.

Fall/Winter Season Announcement

A series of programs asks audiences to activate their memories, reassess social structures and mobilize for the commons of our collective futurity.


Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: Dutchman

Our production of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman will be staged as a read-through with jazz and sound archival accompaniment, exploring this work as a collectively improvised ensemble situated in and expanded by the tradition of the music Amiri loved the most.

AuMAR Residency: Nocturnal Cyclones

NAVEL’s first week long residency culminates in artist duo AuMAR’s Los Angeles debut of Nocturnal Cyclones.

Position 3

Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge premiere a new work in collaboration with filmmaker John de Menil.

The New Internet Commons: Queercore, Cyberpunk and Networked Communities

A one-night event focused on the past, present and future of queer communities online.

Year End Dish

A brunch organized by Hard to Read’s Fiona Duncan and scholar Sara Constantino around the role of gossip.

The New Internet Commons: READER on Black Twitter - effects of web 2.0 on blackness

Cassandra Press tackles the underanalyzed intersection of blackness, online community & identity, and the inherent racism of app culture.

Project Scream

Curated by Carmina Escobar, Fy, and Tom Leeser, join us for a listening party and an evening of performances where artists present their interpretations of the word scream.

Movement Practice Residency: Site Specific Strategies

A series of research and practice sessions for movement artists and creators, focusing on the development of site-specific performance work. Apply by Wednesday Oct 3

I'm Rarely Home: A Note on Micro-Units in Downtown

A discussion and exhibition focusing on the urgent need for micro-units as an alternative housing typology in Downtown Los Angeles.


The New Internet Commons

An ongoing series of events which aims to understand the state of the world wide web today in contrast with the early unravelings of its utopian vision.

Alexandria PDF Library

A repository for digital files uploaded by and available to NAVEL's visitors via the wifi at our physical site


A platform to discuss the organization of living beings in physical space — past, present, and possible futures.


Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater

A celebration of poet and playright Amiri Baraka's approach to theatre and performance, which he saw as both an essential elements of everyday life in healthy communities, and tools for the building and sustaining of revolutionary consciousness within the diaspora.

Alexandria PDF Library: First Meeting

Join artist and Cassandra Press founder Kandis Williams for an evening of file upload frenzy and contribute to the Alexandria PDF Library.

Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: The New-Ark

Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater begins with a screening of The New-Ark (1968), a recently rediscovered film he made in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, after narrowly surviving the 1964 Rebellion.