Upcoming

سفره دايمه Sofra Daymeh

Decolonizing food around the سفره sofra.

The Zapatista Wi-Fi Rebellion

Short-circuiting techno-imperialism with Zapatismo.

One Another

Come out from the shadow of identity politics through the power of intimate engagement across difference.

0.1%

Demystifying genomics to inform identity in the age of the quantified self.

Ongoing

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

Past

A Right to Defiance

punk is queer. punk is femme. punk is Black. punk is Brown. punk is boundless.

NO CRUISING

Resisting the carceral state, one donut at a time.

One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict

A ten-act interactive presentation on key themes in our upcoming program, One Another.

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.

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.

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: Queercore, Cyberpunk and Networked Communities

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

Position 3

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

AuMAR Residency: Nocturnal Cyclones

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

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.

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.

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.

America's Procession

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.