In “Department of Justice” I look at the connection between public and private spaces in form of an improvised homeless shelter. Observing the situation around a shelter, which was directly located in front of a judiciary building in Lisbon I witnessed continuous territorial confrontations between the homeless, the police and the employees of the state institution. Regardless the homeless kept installing themselves right in front of the entrance of the state building. In essence, I reduced my observations to just four images. My approach is not documentary. By focusing on the materiality of the homeless housing I choose an unexpected perspective with which I metaphorically address the question of value of housing in public spaces.