Welcome to The Looking Glass

It has taken us 2 years, but on June 11th 2019 - she was officially unveiled. The Looking Glass will serve as the first stop on a teen-created Discovery Walk highlighting the amazing inventions and innovations that have been made in Cambridge. Our goal is to weave the physical and digital worlds together creating a one of a kind experience our visitors. 




Innovators for Purpose (iFp) is a Cambridge-based nonprofit that inspires high-potential diverse youth, especially those from untapped populations, to become creators capable of producing innovative solutions to the most complex problems in their communities and the world.

IFp’s teen-powered design and innovation studio (iFp Studios) deploys fresh youth inspired solutions to real problems for real clients. Working collaboratively with designers, technologists, makers and other professionals youth weave the physical and digital worlds together to create immersive experiences with enduring impact. We like to think of iFp Studios as a teen-powered consultancy analogous to design firm IDEO.

Our clients include Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, Cambridge Public Library and MIT.  Hire us to solve your business communication needs from a fresh youth perspective. 

The Looking Glass Design Team

The Looking Glass Design Team


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The Looking Glass is the first of hopefully several stops on a Made In Cambridge discovery walking tour of Kendall Square. Each stop will uniquely weave the physical and digital worlds together. Our plans include expanding on this website, building a location-based app using a contributory audio reality platform and adding other interactive capabilities.

Your support helps us inspire high-potential, diverse young people to discover their passions, develop innovative mindsets and cultivate marketable skills.  Through very authentic projects and experiences our students learn how to navigate ambiguity, communicate across disciplines and create unique solutions that delight and amaze. The outcome of these experiences are empowered youth with the skills and mindsets to drive their own communities forward - giving purpose to their innovation.

The Looking Glass was design by iFp Teen Creatives in collaboration with many tech & creative professionals.