SLOCとは、”Small Local Open & Connected”の略で、2010年頃から欧米を中心に広がりを見せつつある新しい生活様式の考え方です。

Today, the small can be influential on a large scale, as it acts as a node in a global network. The local can break its isolation by being open to the global flow of people, ideas and information. In other words, we can say that today, in the networked society, the small is no longer small and the local is no longer local. The small and the local, when they are open and connected, can therefore become a design guideline for creating resilient systems and sustainable qualities, and a positive feedback loop between these systems.

~Ezio Manzini