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
Nov 7-11 2019
Demystifying genomics to inform identity in the age of the quantified self.
Race, Genetics, and the 0.1%
Nov 7-11 2019
Dr. Terence Keel and Dr. Aaron Panofsky speak to contemporary issues surrounding the implications of genetic difference.
The Zapatista Wi-Fi Rebellion
Sep 20, 22-23
Short-circuiting techno-imperialism with Zapatismo.
Glitching the System
Sept 20, 22 & 23
An exhibition organized by gloria galvez as part of The Zapatista Wi-Fi Rebellion program.
Beyond the Net of Struggles: A workshop on digital organizing with Color Coded
Sep 22 2019
Exploring social movement technology in the age of surveillance capitalism and big tech.
The Zapatista Wi-Fi Rebellion: Fran Ilich and Daniela Lieja Quintanar
Sep 22 2019
A Zapatista framework for artistic practices, curatorial work, experimental economies and utopian experiments in social organizations.
The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas
Sep 20 2019
A screening about the Zapatistas followed by a skype with Skawennati of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace.
سفره دايمه Sofra Daymeh
Saturday, Sep 7 at 7PM
Decolonizing food around the سفره sofra.
A Right to Defiance
Jun 15 2019
punk is queer. punk is femme. punk is Black. punk is Brown. punk is boundless.
Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18
Resisting the carceral state, one donut at a time.
One Another: Identity, Difference + Conflict
Apr 17 2019
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
Cassandra Press tackles the underanalyzed intersection of blackness, online community & identity, and the inherent racism of app culture.
Year End Dish
Dec 15 2018
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
A one-night event focused on the past, present and future of queer communities online.
Nov 29-30 2018
Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge premiere a new work in collaboration with filmmaker John de Menil.
AuMAR Residency: Nocturnal Cyclones
Nov 18 2018
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
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
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
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.