Peter Lamborn Wilson
| Peter Lamborn Wilson |
(writer, poet, anarchist)
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
|Interests||Temporary autonomous zones|
Hakim Bey is a mystic anarchist who studied at Columbia University, and travelled widely in the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal, studying local religious, cultural and philosophical traditions. He is best known for proposing the concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone. Based, in part, on a historical review of pirate utopias, The TAZ is "like an uprising which does not engage directly with the State, a guerrilla operation which liberates an area (of land, of time, of imagination) and then dissolves itself to re-form elsewhere/elsewhen, before the State can crush it."