Fernand Deligny, Crabseed

Fernand Deligny (1913-1996) has dedicated his life to working with “difficult children”. His experimental projects with open-door institutions and instructors recruited from workers and the unemployed in the neighborhood, with shelter networks for delinquent children and adolescents, as well as his first books, Semilla de crápula and Los vagabondos efficientes, quickly made him a benchmark in “special education” in France. Progressively, he moved away from the institutional system and in the 1960s he spent time at the famous La Borde Clinic, invited by Jean Oury and Félix Guattari. After that experience, he started his latest project: a shelter network for autistic children that illuminated the reflections that appeared in Lo arachnido and other texts.

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