The Cascadia Subduction Zone is overdue for its next big earthquake, predicted to be the strongest ever to hit North America and to produce tsunami waves up to 100ft in height in areas. In the event of an earthquake, coastal Oregon residents have an estimated 15 minutes to make it to higher ground. The â€œAssembly Zonesâ€ are locations that serve a life safety purpose for immediate evacuation during a tsunami event. They are meant to function as reunion areas and give first responders an idea of where to look for survivors. These spaces have been strategically placed in familiar places; parking lots, cemeteries, school playgrounds and in some cases in the middle of neighborhood roads. The assembly zones are given a forced duality, the threat of an unpredicted disaster in the future is now quietly embedded within them.