Toynbee Tiles


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ABC Gotham

Society & Culture

Raising the dead on Jupiter! This idea is why one person has embedded linoleum tiles in the asphalt of major avenues of NYC and in other cities around the world. Look down when walking around, and soon you start to notice them. Where did that idea come from?  What is "Toynbee"? Who is the person responsible for these tiles? Is human resurrection on Jupiter feasible? (No.) Kate and Kathleen discuss these questions and more, in Episode T of ABC Gotham. The Toynbee tile documentary is available for viewing on Vimeo. Check out this huge collection of Toynbee photos. Why yes, there is an official website and an official blog about Toynbee tiles. The tiles were the inspiration behind the feature film West of Her. As always, we have tons of pictures on our Facebook page!