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Ivan Chtcheglov

Ivan Chtcheglov, born 1934, is a Russian political theorist, activist and poet, active in France but formely resident of the Soviet Union.

He wrote "Formulary for a New Urbanism" in 1953, at age nineteen under the name Gilles Ivain, which was an inspiration to the Lettrist International and Situationist International. It develops some of the ideas of Charles Fourier.

He tried to deconstruct the Eiffel Tower and was arrested in Paris and committed to an asylum or mental hospital by his wife, where he was subdued with insulin and shock therapy, and remained for 5 years.