Fantasy Island is a research-based installation and exhibit reflecting upon Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis. The project became more than an installation, an experience that involved community forums, panels, collaborative exhibits and much more. Fantasy Island encompasses Rivera’s work of creating space for people to heal, mobilize, have conversations, and connect to art as a part of their everyday lives. They state “Co-creation is radical because it comes during a time of so many differences in the world,” says Shey. “We need to take the time to hear each other out.” co-creation gatherings allow affiliates to share their stories/lives and learn about one another, while learning more about oneself. By doing this, we are creating friendships in different ways, that’s why Shey Rivera believes co-creation is radical.Currently, Shey is a Brown University Public Humanities Community Fellow. Brown University has a thrilling and innovative group of Brown faculty members and community leaders serving as Public Humanities Fellows at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.