An Assembly is a vessel for discussion, collaborative research, experimentation and creation. It is a group that comes together around a theme, practice, or project—a common purpose tackled in whatever format feels most necessary, whether that’s a presentation, performance, publication, field trip, object, website, physical structure, etc. The groups meet periodically over the course of a 3 month period to create a final project and present it at the quarterly meeting. NAVEL provides the space and support needed from the groups.

Assemblies were inspired and modeled after The School of Apocalypse’s working groups and Spektrum Berlin’s communities.

Propose an Assembly

Come prepared to present your Assembly proposal to one of the quarterly meetings. Anyone can join the Assembly, even if they have not attended a previous session.

For an Assembly to move forward it must have a minimum of 3 people including the person who made the proposal. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to create projects and to find collaborators. As such the only requirement for your project is that you find 2 other people to join you. Assemblies meet on average twice each month over the course of three or four months, and typically produce a final project to present at the following quarterly meeting. Documentation of final projects are archived on our website. At this point the Assembly is effectively over, although some Assemblies can choose to continue working together independently of NAVEL, or propose again for another session at the following quarterly meeting.

Active Assemblies

NAVEL’s Assemblies

  • Alternative Governance Structures
  • Alternative Economies
  • Activism and radical projects on the blockchain
  • Rethinking Collectivity and the Commons
  • Co-Ownership Models and Collaborative Organization Building
  • Kinship Studies

Community-Organized Assemblies (coming soon)

Quarterly Meetings Schedule

We will announce a full schedule for Quarterly Meetings soon!