The Looking Glass project is a mobile application that was borne from the need for the Black community to remember and discover the resilience, beauty and strength of their predecessors. The goal is that this mobile application will provide another means of discovering, commemorating and remembering the richness of Black life in Pittsburgh.
By using the augmented reality and geolocation capabilities of mobile devices, people will be able to access content of a new digital archive by physically traversing neighborhoods. The lenses of these mobile devices will also enable people to visualize spaces where the stories of Black Pittsburghers, past, present and future, are fully unearthed and properly honored.
Funded by Pittsburgh, PA (September 2021)