The Mixed Couples Project

In 2013, a record-high of 12% of newly-weds in America married someone of a different race - up from less than 1% in 1970. Overall almost 10% of people living in Britain are married to or living with someone from outside their own ethnic group. And in an increasingly globalised world it seems likely that this upward trend will continue.

If home is the place where it takes the least effort to be yourself, then what does this mean for relationships that cross not only racial or ethnic, but spiritual, national, socio-economic, and other such boundaries? What are the barriers and challenges, and what are the gains to be had from multicultural pairing? And how does that manifest in a relationship, a home environment, a life created together?