︎︎︎ Holobiont Faciality


Holobiont Faciality is a text that examines Emmanuel Levinas´s notion of the face-to-face encounter as a site for ethical creation and engagement by asking how we can imagine the face beyond other humans and animals that have defined morphological features. The text examines this through Lynn Margulis´s notion of the holobiont and asks how her notion can unlock an ethical living presence of other more than human assemblages. The text ends by connecting her notion of the holobiont with Gilbert Simondons notion of individuation to demonstrate that we must learn to look anew at the faciality of the holobiont as a system of energy that is individuating.