A Right to Defiance
Jun 15 2019
punk is queer. punk is femme. punk is Black. punk is Brown. punk is boundless.
سفره دايمه Sofra Daymeh
Saturday, Sep 7 – Nov
Decolonizing food around the سفره sofra.
The Zapatista Wi-Fi Rebellion
Friday, Sep 20 & Sunday, Sep 22
Short-circuiting techno-imperialism with Zapatismo.
Wednesday, Apr 17 – Sunday, Oct 20
Come out from the shadow of identity politics through the power of intimate engagement across difference.
Demystifying genomics to inform identity in the age of the quantified self.
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
Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18
Resisting the carceral state, one donut at a time.
One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict
Apr 17 2019, 7:30PM, doors at 7PM
A ten-act interactive presentation on key themes in our upcoming program, One Another.
Jan 26 2019, Doors 7:30PM, Performances 8PM
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.
The New Internet Commons: READER on Black Twitter - effects of web 2.0 on blackness
Jan 17 2019, Doors 7:30PM, Program 8PM
Cassandra Press tackles the underanalyzed intersection of blackness, online community & identity, and the inherent racism of app culture.
Year End Dish
Dec 15 2018, 12-2PM
A brunch organized by Hard to Read’s Fiona Duncan and scholar Sara Constantino around the role of gossip.
The New Internet Commons: Queercore, Cyberpunk and Networked Communities
Dec 6 2018, Doors 7PM, Program 7:30PM
A one-night event focused on the past, present and future of queer communities online.
Nov 29-30 2018, Doors 8PM, Performance 8:30PM
Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge premiere a new work in collaboration with filmmaker John de Menil.
AuMAR Residency: Nocturnal Cyclones
Nov 18 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Performance 8PM
NAVEL’s first week long residency culminates in artist duo AuMAR’s Los Angeles debut of Nocturnal Cyclones.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: Dutchman
Nov 17 2018,Doors 7:30PM, Performance 8PM
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.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater
Oct 18 & Nov 17 2018
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.
Amiri Baraka's Revolutionary Theater: The New-Ark
Oct 18 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Screening 8PM
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.
Oct 12 2018, Doors 7:30PM, Performance 8PM
America's Procession is the directorial debut of artist Elliot Reed. The piece will lead the audience through an experimental aria that invokes Reed's great-grandmother America Bell Miller, who died suddenly of a heart attack while singing in church.