thefidget space is a living, immediate, safe, supportive, inventive, interactive workspace for people getting together to condition their lives for maximum actualized human potential.

—Steve Bulack, audience member

In 2009 <fidget> (Megan Bridge and Peter Price) opened thefidget space, a warehouse in Kensington where they live and work. Following the Situationist model, <fidget> embraces the ideas of Raoul Vaneigem who declared, in his 1967 book The Revolution of Everyday Life, “The work of art of the future will be the construction of a passionate life.” Bridge and Price work towards this vision every day, living in and raising two kids in their work space, inviting art and artists into their home.

Since 2009, <fidget> has curated and produced hundreds of different programs ranging from seminar series and free lectures to work-in-progress showings, experimental dance, music, and theater performances. <fidget> purposely frames its curation around supporting events that would likely not happen elsewhere in Philadelphia. The list of people who have walked up the four flights of steps to the Kensington loft includes choreographers Lucinda Childs, Willi Dorner, Deborah Hay, Susan Rethorst, and Xavier Le Roy, composers and musicians Dan Blacksburg, King Britt, Tim Brady, Audrey Chen, Rob Haskins, Bhob Rainey, and Alex Waterman, and theorists Brian Massumi, Erin Manning, and Aliza Shvarts.

About the Space

1714 North Mascher Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
See a map to the space.

thefidget space is currently closed to outside renters for rehearsals and performances. We recommend the Maas Building or Mascher Space Co-Op as possible alternatives.