Predictability and its Limits

An art-science collaboration with philosopher Roman Frigg.


Over the past five years artist Fiorella Lavado and philosopher Roman Frigg have been collaborating in an art-science project concerning research about the limits of predictability, particularly in relation to climate models.

For almost a decade, Frigg has been working with a group of physicists and statisticians in LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) in a project aiming to understand the scope and limitations of model-based projections. Lavado, who likes to explore diverse scientific themes and to take inspiration in the world beyond direct sensual experience, got involved in the project and started producing illustrations making key insights of the project visible through her drawings.

We were granted funding by the LSE Annual Fund for an exhibition at the LSE. With support of the LSEArts and the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS).

Exhibition Dates: Monday 27 February - Friday 24 March 2017

Venue: Atrium Gallery, Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Opening Times:
Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm