Orange Tangent Study

A boutique consultant service created by


Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Sometimes, we must go on a tangent to get to where we need to go.

Orange Tangent Study is a


partner that supports tentacular, transdisciplinary, and agile approaches to developing your projects. Basically, we are playing together, looking together, and wandering together.



can be a generative digression 

that invites 


or an

abrupt change in course4

that introduces you to new ideas. Tangents are not 


; rather, they are offerings.

We enjoy working with individuals and teams interested in designing generative experiences across all environments (a classroom, your living room, a church, a museum, a book/the page, etc.). 

Orange Tangent Study does not have clients; we have co-learners or study buddies. Come learn and study with us!

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Harney, Stefano, and Fred Moten. Essay. In The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, 110. Wivenhoe: Minor Compositions, 2013.

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Moving beyond learning as something to be completed and something only possible within “classrooms,” I mean learning as a process of radical slowing down/deceleration in the context of almost compulsory acceleration under the current conditions; an attentiveness to a velocity that allows for a patient and nuanced reading; an engagement with curiosity, serendipity, improvisation, and tangents. Learning is a persistent reminder of the shifting ecologies of what it means to know something.


Butler, Octavia, and Samuel Delany. “Octavia Butler Samuel Delany.” Science Fiction-Media in Transition, August 29, 1998.


Giovanni, Nikki. “Ego-Tripping (there may be a reason why).” in My house; poems. New York: HarperCollins, 1972.

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